"Regarded with particular affection and admiration." That would be the dictionary definition. Seems like women like to say someone is special or they want to feel special to a guy. But two women may say they only sleep with men that are special to them. One may have had 50 partners and the other only has had 5. So does special mean something different to each of them? It seems like it's one of these words that has an almost magical meaning to women, but it means different things to different people. What does the word special mean to you?