Casual relationships seem to pale against the desire to find a true partner, someone who would really be there for you when you needed them. We're realizing that life is short, time is precious. It should be spent wisely, which leads me to my first point. If you are putting your love life on hold while you search for Ms. or Mr. Perfect you are setting yourself up for membership emeritus in the Lonely Hearts Club. No matter how long the list of redeeming qualities may be, each of us has flaws.