Last updated on Jun 10th, 2021 at 04:59 pm

Thereâ??s a difference between having standards and being fussy…..

If youâ??ve been single for way too long, it might be time to re-evaluate your relationship requirements. Being confident in who you are, and making sure that you donâ??t compromise on the values that you expect in a relationship is great. 

However, being too fussy about the little things can stop you from pursuing what could be a perfect partnership.

Are you willing to compromise?

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Itâ??s easy to become set in your ways. If youâ??ve lived on your own for some time and have never been married, you have probably developed a very specific way of doing things. You know what you want, and the thought of straying from that can be quite disconcerting.

Striking a balance between being too particular, and learning how to compromise is important. It may help open up opportunities for improvements in your relationships. 

Are your expectations realistic? 

Fairytales have jaded our views on â??the perfect relationshipâ?. In the real world, princes come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they need a little polishing. 

In order to be happy in a relationship, make sure your expectations are realistic. Youâ??ll have to accept each other, quirks and all! 

If youâ??re having difficulty finding someone who meets the high standards you have set, perhaps itâ??s time to ask yourself if you are being too pernickety? 

Are you too critical, too quickly?

Youâ??re a smart, independent woman. You know what you want, and you donâ??t need a man to succeed in life. Self-confidence and independence are fantastic qualities, but they may lead you to be overly-critical of others. 

Guys are often intimidated by strong women, and find themselves compensating by exerting their â??manlinessâ? â?? being too loud, too overbearing, and trying too hard!

Avoid being overly critical by learning to see beyond the initial first impression, and giving the guy a chance to be himself around you. 

Are you too difficult to please? 

Men are always complaining that â??women are never satisfiedâ?! 

While this may be true in some cases, and in certain situations, it isnâ??t true all the time. 

Chat to your girlfriends about your expectations. Ask them if they think you are too difficult to please, and whether you should cut your man some slack. 

Remember, a man who feels he can never do anything right wonâ??t hang around for long.