How to Deal With Expectations in Dating

March 1, 2023

You are attractive, successful, smart, and fun. Somehow, you are still single and never seem to find a fitting partner. This could be in part due to your need for perfection. We all have an idea of our perfect little Mr. or Mrs. Right floating around in our head. Trying to find the perfect partner can lead to unrealistic or unobtainable expectations in dating. Read below on how to deal with these expectations in dating.

Finding Someone Who is a Good Fit For You

We waste time analyzing real people and hoping to see the person we have made up appear inside of them. There is one problem. That person does not exist! It is good to have an idea of what you want, but do not expect perfection. Humans make mistakes and are beautifully flawed. By learning and accepting someone for who they are instead of who you want them to be is how to deal with these unrealistic expectations in dating. Take this short Buzzfeed quiz to see how compatible you are with your significant other!

As the old Sam Keen quote goes, “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

Until next time, good luck! Start your dating journey with One on One Matchmaking today.