It’s good to be picky about who you date. You don’t want to settle for just anyone because they’ll have you. It’s important to make sure you’re not too picky though, because you can really limit your chances of finding someone great. This article outlines 4 signs that you are too picky about who you date.
1. Your list of qualifications is pages long
It’s totally acceptable to have a list of requirements and deal breakers, but when that list becomes too long, you really start to limit your prospects. If your list is pages line, it’s time to go through it and cross off the ones that don’t matter as much. It’s easy to create a list of the ideal person, but no one is perfect, so you need to also be realistic. You’re not settling by shortening you’re list because the very important items will remain.
2. If someone doesn’t meet just one of the criteria, you brush them off
If you have a long list as mentioned above, and someone doesn’t meet just one of the criteria and you brush them off, you are being too picky. No one will ever meet every single item. It’s important to figure out if something is something you can look past or not. If you reject someone because they have sandy blond hair instead of bleach blond hair, you will miss out on meeting a lot of amazing people.
3. You won’t let friends set you up
Your friends know you really well, so you should let them set you up. It doesn’t always work out and it’s not always a successful match, but it’s worth taking a chance on. Being set up doesn’t mean you have to start planning your wedding. It’s just one meeting or date.
4. You’re always the rejecter
Are you always the one to end relationships or decide that it won’t work with a guy? This is a pretty clear sign you’re too picky. You appear to be unwilling to compromise for anyone who doesn’t meet up to your high standards. Do you tend to judge someone by a first date? This can be a mistake because people are often nervous on first dates.
It’s good to know what you want in a partner, but make sure you’re not being unreasonable. A list of qualities you like and don’t like can easily get out of hand and no one will ever be able to meet it.