DEAR ABBY: It seems I will never meet my "Mr. Right." Every person I'm attracted to is either in a relationship or doesn't like me.
My questions are: (A) When is it OK to just "settle"? and (B) Do you have to be attracted to your Mr. Right, and/or can you take the risk that the "supposed" sparkle/love will come in time? -- TIRED OF DATING, LANDOVER, MD.
DEAR TIRED OF DATING: My answer to question A is it depends upon what you mean by "settle." If you have to ask yourself if you are settling, then you probably are -- and I don't recommend it.
As to question B, "love" and "sparkle" are not the same thing. Unless you marry someone you truly LIKE, your marriage probably won't make it to the finish line. Marriage to the wrong person is like having a cellmate, not a partner.