Way too many things factor into the big picture. Even if you manage to find the elusive chemistry needle in the haystack, it doesn't mean that you're home free.
Situation and circumstances are major roadblocks.
I've met a wonderful man. We are perfect for eachother but that doesn't mean we'll end up together, because situation and circumstances might prevent that ever happening. We've met twice, nothing inappropriate he is a gentleman.
I live in AZ, he lives in MO.
He has many businesses to keep track of and is a single parent to a 15 year old daughter. I have a business of my own and countless pets!
Just to arrange a meeting takes a lot of planning. I traveled to his home base and our dinner date was cut short because his daughter needed him. So I spent the rest of the evening in my hotel room, alone! Hardly ideal when it had taken me over 7 hours, 4 hours of driving and 3 flying just to get there. He's worth it if we can get past his baggage and mine. But that's no given.
So. I'm not putting all my eggs into that one basket and don't expect him to either. at this point.
All the cards have to fall into place ... we all have baggage in our life ... it's just not as simple as boy meets girl .. hit it off ... happily ever after.
Not these days ... life and relationships are far more complicated than that..
There's someone for everyone ... but in a world where there are now so many choices I believe we get caught in a cycle of continual searching. Back in the day before the internet more often than not we met our partner face to face, locally and that was that. We built a relationship.
Long distance increases the likelihood of failure nowdays, it's how we initialy meet. But very difficult to sustain.
Nowdays with one click we have several hundred potentials and the impossible task of sifting through them to find just one. Do you ever think that you could have missed your change because of one keystroke..... delete... because he winked and you only reply to emails. Or he said something that you totally took the wrong way ...which can happen all too often with emails.. or you had a moment of self doubt.. etc
That's how easy it is to dismiss a person .... much much easier than actually conecting!
It's not just beautiful women who are still single ....... we're all still single.
Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.... comes to mind!
I think it holds true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What one person thinks is beauty another person may find unattractive. I think its all personal opinion; and personality too. Someone could look like a greek goddess but have the personality of a rock lol So you never know :)
GOOD QUESTION. It takes a rare guy to show interest in me. It has always been a problem, even when I was young and modeling !!! I figure there is some sort of sign on me that I just cant see...says something like CONTAGEOUS DISEASE ...beware! I have been described as gorgeous (dont go by the fat pic), beautiful, a knock-out, a truely wonderful woman, "OMG are you real, your so sexy" and even stunning.
(Maybe they are all stunned.) At any rate, they do not get to the talking stage so never know I am nice, bright, funny,,,balh, blah. I am so happy for all of you that "wont settle."..well, I wont settle either but it would be nice to HAVE A CHOICE . Even the frogs are afraid.
Or maybe some men are still single cause they spent all their money on beautiful women... Actually I can show anyone here that some men are still single for very different reasons than woman are. Keep in mind the power in the relationship is always in the womens favor. It's how she handles that power that either makes her happy in a longterm relationship or keeps her single going through the revolving door of dating.
I want a man who is happy and self-confident; one who gets what he wants himself rather than relying upon others to get it for him or boo-hoo-hooing about how he can't get it for himself. It dawned on me that most wealthy men have this characteristic, as 85% of wealthy peoole made their own fortunes rather than inheriting them. To make your own fortune, you must be confident, happy, hard-working, smart-thinking, outside the box, and energetic. No sitting about on your tush waiting for life to hand you a lottery winning number, no moaning about how you've lost your job, no whinging about how small your retirement benefits will be. You create your own winning streak, create your own job, create your own security. That's the reason I've joined a site that hitches up wealthy dudes with not-so-wealthy ladies. I joined this one in particular since it looks like a lot of the fellahs on here are looking for soulmates rather than 25 year old baby making trophy wives.
I'm not asking my man to do anything I wouldn't do. When I wanted a job and couldn't find one, I started my own company and now make more money than I ever did as an employee. When I found myself single, I went out and MET people. I work hard. I enjoy life, taking many holidays a year. And so many people I meet can't keep up with me; I'm thinking a self-made man can.
If I were still in my teens or twenties, a good match for me might be poor because he hasn't yet made his mark on the world. But I'm in my 40's, and I want to date a man around my age, and a man my age is going to have gone past potential and have made something of himself. So no, while I don't really want to date a rich man, I do want to date a confident, secure, happy, self-reliant man and the odds of him also being a poor man by his early fifties is practically nil.
Why women don't want to accept the character of guys that are attracted to them?
Whimps are attracted to me. Civil service workers. Council politicians. Students. Nurds. They see my strong personality and think they could lean on me for support. But a man has to feel like he's the one in charge of the relationship, and when the blokes lean on me, voila! they transfer responsibility to be and lo and behold, all of a sudden I'm in charge. And if I'm in charge, they're unhappy. So while weak men are very attracted to me, I'm saying no to Beta and Omega males from now on and only dating Alphas.
True there are men out there just as you speak. You seek the guy that works for you while some men like my self are looking women just like fit for fun who are strong, successful, confident and beautiful. However, I like many guys are looking for her but one that also respects the role men have in a relationship and does not emasculate him to gain empowerment or challenge his masculinity by not letting him lead and decide for her. I think a women can help a man make decisions without stripping him of his ability to make her feel secure while with him. He is the head while she is the neck which the head rotates.
If he does not stroke you daily with affirmation and encouragement you should keep looking. While successful , confident women with a high self esteem may prefer a man just like themselves makes sense, unfortunely he may not be looking for a person just like himself. He is looking for a person he may want to control or be submissive to him ie: a trophy wife. Good luck with that. This very well may be the issue with Fit for Fun and many beautiful women who are still single.
FitFunBlonde is really my type, but too bad she is a woman while I am looking for a man. lol
I would really appreciate a man who is besides all other traits, confident and has high self esteem. I work as a professional, at the same time run my new company in a non-related field as President. Don't call me workaholic as I am not. I don't count how many hours I have to work or how late I have to stay. If there is work needs to done, then it has to be done. Very simple. More often, in order to discuss issues with my far-east suppliers, the only good time is even after midnight!
I also like dannyspl's comment from a man's point of view. Lucky for men, many women are wired (or re-wired) the way that men want them to be wired. I would feel extremely lucky if there is a man out there who would stroke me daily with encouragement and support. :)
After all, it seems like there are a small group of women, who are beautiful, confident and successful but still single, because they are not wired just to stroke the man daily with encouragement. What they need is someone who can stand beside them equally, with confidence and strength, support each other and encourage each other.
But such men are as rare and precious as top Cs diamond.
And Danny, I ask the same question of men. I think it is all personal and different for each. For myself, from the time I was 14 I never bought into what one is spoon fed by society. Marriage, family, your role, his role, the white picket fence, so that was never my goal.
If one falls IN love, one can fall OUT of love. And that is exactly what happenes to what people call "failed love" In true love there is no such thing as "failed" Love just is. It is a feeling that lives. A feeling doesn't "fail", but your IDEA of it does! So are people living and idea or the real thing. Most people live what love they know, from their heads. For some strange reason people seem to able to love their children unconditionally, yet cannot love others that way. Barriers of the mind go up and prevent people from just loving. So my goal is always searching for that exceptional person who knows how to love unconditionally. I don't have to want or desire it to be forever. It will be that without question, because it just IS.
Living like this, has made my life incredible. I have never had to go through all the horrible things that faux love generates. Also the fact that I have spent a lot of my life working my ass off kept me single some of the time. Haha :)
I was being a bit sarcastic but what man would not enjoy being asked out and dated by a woman? In reality it just doesn't happen much.
You just may be the best example of why I started this thread. You seem to be strong , independent, a bit controlling and beautiful and you are tired of men you consider weak or ones that can't keep up. If I were to interview your past dates I wonder what they would say about you? I wonder if they would say you are too independent, controlling or even tends to emasculate any chance you get by criticizing or judging.If done continually that alone can lower a mans self worth and give him low self esteem even if he truly loves her. Instead of going through the revolving door of dating different men you might want to try just treating them different than what you have been doing. You really should find out what a man really wants in a longterm relationship and cater to it. Lust and the satisfying sex will not keep him around long but loving him and making him feel important to you will. Even a strong confident man can fill weak if he is falling in love. If it is just lust he will not stay around long no matter what you do.
But again you just may be the reason beautiful women are still single. Advise terrible or not, for many it seems to work and they will benefit from it with a long lasting loving relationship. Treat him better than you have and you may be happy instead of bitter. I focus on her needs and she focuses on mine in a love situation it can last for many years. I personally avoid a controlling women who emasculates through her actions and if she herslf has a hidden low self esteem which may be the real cause for her issue with men.
My best suggestion would be this...On the first date or even the first and second date. Keep it simple. No dinner. No show No fuss with the expense. Say no to the expensive things at the beginning.When Guys spend a lot on a woman they WILL EXPECT MORE FROM YOU LATER ON. Don't put yourself in the position and the possiblity in their mind that they will get any on the first few dates by letting them spoil you rotten at the beginning. Trust me that puts things on a new level and different perspective for him. Cause in the past it may have worked on other ladies. There will be plenty of time for all the fun and expense later on when you both have blended your chemistry. If this is no good for you then just enjoy the lust, the expensive date and his expectation of sex from you later. And the disrespect and bad treatment toward you again when he invests his time and mucho money and gets nothing he expects in return from you.
Howeverrrr... You won't settle might be a case of narcissism. You think you deserve him cause you know you are worth it. Question is does he? Hope you are not one of the many who reach eighty and wonder if not settling was worth the loneliness and pride. Do you think women like Liz Taylor thought she was settling each time she married her 8 husbands? I bet you she thought each one was Mr Right. Mr Right is only right as long as your emotions say so. Why do you think some women are attracted to badboys? Remember many women want to change her guy. Most Men just want to tolerate their women.