I seem to have more genuine, long-lasting, fulfilling friendships with people as opposed to romantic relationships, though my romantic relationships were important to me in other ways.
I have had a good "straight" friend for years. We're from the same town, we went to the same high school, we have a lot of the same interests, etc. We're different enough to argue, have differing opinions and have very emotionally vehement discussions about things that ultimately inspire influence, inspiration and perception on one another, but we're also alike enough to understand, empathize and relate to one another. I feel like sometimes, he is the only thing that keeps me standing and sane and vice versa, although this isn't really something that's voiced - it's just sort of understood amongst us. We do an awful lot of non-verbal communication and we often times know how each other is feeling just from being in close proximity. Having someone like this in my life is beyond what I can explain to be integral to who I am as a person today.
I have other good friends here and there that I would say have had necessary roles in my life; taught me life lessons, given me hundreds of fun and very memorable memories, been there for me, and impacted me in a number of fascinating ways, but none that quite compare to the friend I've mentioned (not that this is a bad thing, by any means).
As far as my romantic relationships go, I have had some good ones and bad ones, all of which have made me learn and grow as a person. I've had the kind that have been centered around sex and also the kind that rarely included sex. They all have had their different reasons for existing, coming and going. Every relationship with another person is unique, which is the bitter-sweat beauty in relationships in general.
I only want to date to find a close companion. I want someone who'll not only accept all of my imperfections but who'll benefit from all of the things I actually get right living on this ever changing and confusing planet (and vice versa). There's nothing like coming home from work to find that special person in your apartment - or the joy of seeing that special person walk through the door of your apartment after work. It's the idea that no matter how long the separation during your daily consuming routine, you still retire at the end of the day to find solace in each others' arms; that reassuring embrace that you're not alone in this life.
I'm not sure I get what the "P.S." is inferring.