I know one guy who settle to be with a girl because he didn't want to be lonely and he didn't want to keep searching? Why do some guys do this?
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I would guess it's because they feel they are running out of time, perhaps they've been looking for the right person for quite some time and have hit nothing but dead ends up until that point. And as such feel that they may never find what they were truly looking for. So in an attempt to attain some level of happiness and security they settle for less than what they want out of desperation. It's very odd how humans can react to the world of relationships. Some people are never satisfied and jump from one person to the next trying to find happiness, while others play it safe and stick to someone they may not necessarily want because they feel they could do no better. So, in that case, they have two options, one is to take what they have on their plate so they are assured of companionship, even if it isn't what they want. And the other is to keep searching, which is a blind endeavor as there is absolutely no certainty that they will find the one they are looking for. And in many people's minds, especially those who fear they are running out of options, the former is much safer and assuring than the latter. It's kind of like the mantra, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."1