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The heart wants what it wants. Personally I don't think there's anything wrong with being picky. Actually, I think a lot of people take it too lightly. Knowing what you want will keep you from settling for somebody who you ultimately wouldn't end up being too happy with. And when you do find somebody who fits what you're looking for, you'll know for sure that they're exactly what you want. The only time it becomes a problem is if you have unrealistic expectations. And it doesn't seem like yours are too bad. Of course it will take time and patience to find somebody who fits what you're looking for, but once you do it will be so worth it.
When I broke up with my ex I started working on a list of things I wanted and needed (two different things) and things that were deal breakers. People might have said I was being too picky, but you know what? I'm so glad I did it! It took me almost a year to find what I was looking for, but I found him! Now I have a guy who's perfect for me. He has everything I've always wanted in a guy and we get along great. I couldn't imagine being any happier. And if I had settled for one of the other guys I dated during that year, I know I wouldn't have been nearly as happy as I am now. So hang on to those standards! =)