Love is not about what you get. It’s about what you give. If you are out looking to be in a long term relationship or are already in one and your primary concern is what they bring to the table; what they are offering you, or how you think they make you feel – Then I would tell you that you simply haven’t figured out what love is about.
Love is what you give. It’s loving a person for who they are, not what they offer. It’s wanting the best for them, not you. It’s not about control. It’s not about jealousy. It’s about waking up each day thinking “What can I do for this person to make their life easier, more enjoyable, less stressful, and show them through my actions how much they mean to me”.
When your day is chuck full of thinking what you are doing right for your partner, you will have less time to worry about what you get in return.