Personally I broke loads of my self imposed 'rules' when I met my bf and I am very happy with him. What is 'perfect' other than a set of unrealistic ideals we use to stop ourselves getting hurt yet again?
Exactly :) I have recently got 'involved with' someone who I would have bypassed immediately on this site as not being 'my type'. Yet he and I are so well suited it's quite scary - and everyone but me could see it (we've known each other for several months). So I thought about the above and found myself agreeing completely - it's far easier to have a set notion of 'perfect' online, as you can justify your rejection of anyone and everyone who doesn't fit the mould. It's also made me realise that if I always went for what I'd always gone for, I was going to get what I had always got.....which, given that I was registered on a dating site, wasn't a raging success. So this time I broke my own rules and I'm setting out on a journey with a guy who's 'not my type' but who's smart, funny, considerate and has a bang tidy bod on him ;)
Funny old world really!