co_lum_bus (ex_co_lum_bu730) wrote in linguaphiles,
co_lum_bus
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Question to native speakers

Given: the following quote:

Am I looking for a father for my son? I guess in a sense yes. The person that I fall with will know me as a package deal and fall in love with my son and me.


The questions (I know, I am speaking of nuances here, but these shades of the meaning are of special ineterst here):
What do you feel is the most precise meaning of the second sentence?

1. The person
I will fall in love with
will have to accept my child and love him as well as me.
2. The person
with whom I would have a long-term relationship
will have to accept my child and love him as well as me.
3. The person
I may meet by chance
will have to accept my child and love him as well as me.

What do the words "in a sense" in the first sentence refer to?

1. In a sense,
I am looking
.
2.
A father
, in a sense.

I am not asking about what reading is grammatically acceptable, but what is your perception of this quote, as a native speaker.
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