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Paula Patton’s Secret To Finding Mr. Right: “Being A Complete Person Is A Prerequisite To Love”

Submitted by on October 1, 2013 – 1:51 pmOne Comment

Paula Patton knows a thing or two about finding Mr. Right. As one-half of Hollywood’s hottest couple—the actress is happily married to R&B crooner Robin Thicke—the actress revealed her thoughts on finding love in the latest issue of Rolling Out.

“Being complete as a person is a prerequisite to have love, to find love. Your energy attracts the same energy,” she says. “When you are complete as person, you love yourself; you will attract the same person. People think finding love is going to complete them. It’s much more important that you are already complete when you enter that bond. That can make the search for love so hard when you’re thinking that’s the thing that will make me important or special. You have to be a full human, love yourself and the partner is there to be the dessert. You have to be the meal.”

In David E. Talbert’s new film Baggage Claim, Patton plays the love-obsessed Moore who tries to find Mr. Right in 30 days. But Patton says looking for love is wrong.

“The moment we stop looking and caring, they all come flocking when you’re not looking,” Patton believes. “It’s about being yourself, loving yourself, and finding that person who loves you just the way you are. I am so glad that I am in a relationship or I would be messed up. Only people who love you can tell you, ‘You know it’s annoying when you do this,’ and, ‘You need to stop saying this when you are out in public.’ It helps you grow as a human being. Hopefully, you enter the relationship open and ready to learn and this person who tells you there are some flaws you need to work on, you should listen. That’s what I love about my relationship and it has made be a better human being.”

After a decade of marriage, Paula also realizes that most of the work in love happens after you say “I do” and that finding Mr. Right is only half the battle. “It’s a marathon; it’s not a sprint,” she says. “As women, we get caught up in that day when you get to be a princess. When that day is over, you’re like, ‘Wait, hold on a second! What just happened? Do I even want to sleep with this person?’ That’s why marriage is beautiful. The longer it [lasts], that’s someone who loves you inside and out, loves you for all your flaws.”

Baggage Claim is in theaters now. Do you agree with Paula’s advice on love?

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