As someone who can be the queen of strict life rules and staying within the lines and boundaries of what's acceptable and what's not, I think I can honestly relate to people facing troubles finding someone acceptable to date. I have come to find that dating is about finding someone you want to spend the rest of your life with falling in love, but it's also a life experience, and let's face it life is a timeline full of experiences. Some experiences you choose to like when the pictures pop on your timeline, and well others... you untag yourself in and delete and make a mental report. Dating is the same way. Like life, you should take it seriously but also understand that mistakes are inevitable but necessary. Take it from me. I used to be that person who would wait around for mister right and would pass up opportunities to be with good guys, and you know what... I found myself forever single! Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that approach. If you don't want to "settle," then don't. But recently I changed my perspective, and I can say that I find myself happier, and my dating life is benefiting from it. I am really happy that I didn't whip out the list and that I just went with the flow. All I'm saying is tossing the list aside was the best thing I could have done!