“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” ― George Orwell, 1984
People who are still growing into themselves may prefer to be loved rather than understood. They don’t yet fully understand themselves and seek acceptance in it’s purest form, perceived as love. To love them is to leap and have faith in what you cannot see.
Rare is it to find someone that can see who you will be rather than who you are.
It is a privilege bestowed on a few, because really the only way to be truly loved is to be truly understood.