My Comment: Settling. It doesn’t have a very good sound to it, yet down through the ages probably millions of women have done just that when they accepted a proposal of marriage from someone who was not the “man of their dreams.”
The reason that it’s not as bad as it sounds is that word ‘dreams.’ Do some of us live more in a dream world than others? Is it harder for some women to come down to earth and accept reality for what it often is? Yes, it’s true some women claim to have found their soul mate and married him, and they’re probably not lying. So should we all expect to have the same luck? It seems we can’t because we don’t, even though it’s very likely that some of us let “Mr. Right” go by because we didn’t recognize him, or recognized him too late.