How many bad dates do you need to go on before you find the one? The answer may be as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Anyone who's dated knows it's a numbers game. All it takes is one person to set you on the path towards happily ever after--or to add another bad date to the list you're hoping to laugh at one day. But how do you know that once you do meet Mr. or Ms. Special, another, more attractive, more compatible, more everything-you've-ever-wanted prospect isn't right around the corner? In a world of too many choices, dating distress often comes down to "what if" as much as it does to a lack of desirable partners. (Other names for this phenomenon include "the grass is always greener" and the ever-popular "I want what I can't have" syndromes.)