There are many people who have a long list of traits in the person they will consider dating, but many never consider what they have to offer a potential date. If a person is seeking someone who is stunning to view, it might be best to take an honest look in the mirror and decide if they have the same good looks they expect in someone else. A good sense of humor is an often quoted need in a date, but this is many times requested by someone who has little or none.
Finding a compatible person is not always the challenge people make it, but they believe their significant other should be perfect. Refusing to be realistic is part of the problem, and this issue needs to be solved unless they prefer to remain single. Not every person will have a perfect face and body, but that is not necessary for a good relationship. Other physical attributes should be discounted as well because they may not contribute to the relationship.
Finding someone to have a relationship with means being honest about self, or there is little possibility a date can be found. Giving friends and family a list of needs is not sufficient, but people do this all the time. Some of them never consider what they really seek in a potential mate, but they have fantasies that life will be perfect with a person who does not exist.
A relationship is nothing more than two people finding enough points of compatibility to explore a possible life together. If someone looks great on a date that is nice, but they will not necessarily look the same when they first wake up. Finding an understanding person when woken up in the middle of the night by a partner who is ill is much more fulfilling when considering a person for a potential relationship.