Don’t be too picky when it comes to choosing partners
Did you reject someone because you didn’t like their hair? Or did you not like their clothing style? Well, you might have a tough time finding your ideal match then. Finding that perfect partner can get even more complicated, if you’re picky about who you want to be with.
Dating expert James Preece shared, “Dating is a two way thing. It’s OK to rule people out but why would Mr. or Miss Right be interested in dating you in the first place? You can’t expect to date a supermodel if you aren’t even taking care of yourself properly. Picky people will have a checklist of all the things they want in a partner and if they don’t tick every box they give up,” explained Preece.
Unsurprisingly, if you want to build a successful relationship, you have to start looking for more than pretty faces.
“The biggest issue is that what people say they want and what they really need rarely align. A happy relationship is one that’s built on shared values and interests as much as physical attraction. Chemistry can grow if you are willing to give it a chance,” shared Preece.
Preece also mentions about the stakes of people’s expectations being exacerbated by celebrities, social media and an endless slew of rom coms, which he calls the ‘Disney Syndrome’. So next time you go on a date, give that person a good chance.
Committed individuals see other potential partners as less attractive than other people see them, says a study