However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a single person can also be very frustrating.Finding the right romantic partner is often a difficult journey, for several reasons.
You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved issue from your past.
It's also possible you're not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don't feel confident enough to approach someone.
I assigned each of those attributes varying point scores that reflected how important each was to me. He should know what’s kosher and what’s not, what all the holidays are, the lore and the history.
He should know how to survive long shul services on nothing more than a few hard candies from his bubbie’s purse and a promise that if he will just sit still for five minutes, everyone can stop for ice cream on the way home.
Others just want out, so they’re willing to settle for someone who seems good enough at that moment in time.
But this phenomenon is only applicable for those people who aren’t really looking for long-term love.
(MORE: Why Restaurants and Valentine’s Day Don’t Mix) When Alice mentioned this predicament to me at a conference last week in Texas, she was echoing the growing sentiment that online-dating sites actually prevent people from finding long-term partners. The “tyranny of choice” theory posits that surrounded by too many options, we become paralyzed, overwhelmed and unable to make a decision.
Some of us begin to think that we have infinite opportunities and become lured by the prospect of bigger, better deals.
Suddenly, out of a possible dating pool of several thousand men, there were only two or three realistic possibilities.