You know life doesn’t play out like a Disney movie, but everyone still hopes sparks will fly, chemistry will click, and by the end of the evening, you’ll both be on the same page—and possibly on the road to happily ever after. The problem: Every so often, those dream dates happen—but more often than not, early dates are made up of searching for some sign as to whether or not you’re a good match for the person across the table.
There’s no science behind meeting Mr. Right, but if you find yourself down and out time and again, you might be setting the bar too high—or worse, too low. Holding out for a better fit—or settling for a so-so dude—is common, and setting the right expectations isn’t always easy. If any of the following scenarios apply to you, it may be time to adjust your standards to find the man you're looking for.