- Keep standards as high as possible (all or nothing dating)
- Keep standards high (Ambitious dating)
- Keep standards high enough to avoid unhealthy relationships (Manageable dating)
- Keep standards low enough to avoid loneliness (Necessity Dating)
- Keep standards low (Thrifty dating)
- No Standards (Anything you can get dating)
- Zero standards zero dating (Non participation dating)
Most Helpful Girl
I think we all need to decide on what our standards are versus are preferences first and foremost: preferring a particular set of physical traits for example is different than EXPECTING them. For me, I have few standards and many preferences, but what I do have for standards are very solid and unwavering:
I expect a monogamous partner
I expect him to at least have a job of his own
I expect him to have similar core values as me (family, ambition, charity, etc)
I expect him to give his all to our relationship.
I expect to be attracted to him and for him to be attracted to me.
That is it. As for all of my preferences, that's too many to list.
Most Helpful Guy
You can't be looking for that perfect someone. They will never come, and if you think you've found them then you either don't know them well enough or you're lying to yourself.
When you have someone you truly love, you are willing to change a bit for them and they are willing to change a bit for you. You take interest in each others pursuits and daily lives and you accept their abnormalities. In fact, you end up loving them.
It makes me sad to see people say things like "I'm not settling for nothing but the best" or "Don't lower your standard. . . (Dont ask for) something that you know you don't deserve" That's not how love works and these people will never be in a real relationship if they keep thinking like this. When you meet someone, "Standards" should be the last thing on your mind. Ask yourself how these people make you feel. Ask yourself if you agree with their outlooks on life and people. Ask yourself if this person means more to you than yourself. Is this someone who you couldn't stand to see sad? Does their happiness have the ability to flip your whole mood? You'll never be happy if you keep worrying about superficial things like the size of his arms or the way he talks or the job he has.
Just go out there and meet everyone, be adventurous, don't be scared of rejection, have sex with lots of people and enjoy your life as you look for the person you can be happy with for the rest of your life because if you are in a relationship with someone and you aren't willing to sacrifice a piece of yourself for this person, than you aren't in love with them. You're attached to them and there is a very big difference.
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