No question for me, Edward is the ultimate partner/mate.He's absolutely loyal (something I've never found), totally dedicated to the relationship, protective, and be Eclipse learned to be much less possessive. That to me is ideal. I'd also love to be part of the entire Cullen clan. They definitely believe in all for one and one for all! Ohhhhh to have a 'sister' 'best friend' like Alice! Hmmmmm! The story is such an incredible, ultimate love story it's no wonder it appeals to so many ages. I'm a grandmother and have read the books 6 times!