So I was on the phone last night talking to one of the members on here...And I felt myself falling apart. I was telling them about my current situation and how I am seeing this guy...and how I'm not happy any more. Long story short....As I get older, my expectations and standards for whom I dating have gotten higher, the list longer, the toleration shorter...There is little room for error. I'm at this point where I know what I want, and if I can't have it then there is no use for me to stick around to wait and see if there is change or progress in that individual. I don't like to admit it out loud, but I feel like the sands of time I quickly falling. I'm not getting any younger. I would one day like to settle down. Seeing all of my friends married and having families has created a deep longing in myself to have the same. But I'm cautious as to not just jump into anything out of sheer desperation. Because I'm not desperate. I also, do not want to end up marrying someone I will later on regret, because divorce isn't an option that I ever want to have to deal with. My list seems to be unrealistic when it comes to these men out here. - Honest - Loyal - Respectful - Self-less - Hard-working - Independent - Positive attitude - Healthy mentally and physically - Excellent communicator - Intelligent - Educated - Mature - Someone I can feel comfortable introducing to my daughter/family - Considerate/put not a push over - Motivated to do better for himself - Family oriented I don't think that that is much to ask for. But my "Don't" list is much longer. I just find myself banging my head on a wall or an inanimate object because I don't think it's possible in this day and age to find a decent man....It is like finding a needle in a hay stack. And everyone else has found the needle. More venting to come.