These choices, though, are driving many people to the point of inaction, who think there are too many options to choose from and cannot arrive at a decision of which one to pursue. Thus, they end up not meeting anyone at all. Which is sad, because meeting and getting to know people is what dating is all about.
We fear we may miss out on someone 'better' by settling for a 'good' choice right now. Which, more often than not, becomes a never-ending cycle of choice, because newer choices are always rising at the horizon. Are we going to keep waiting for the 'Best One' till the sun and moon shine on? Hopefully not.
This loop goes on for a long time because of our 'quest' for the best possible date and our indecisiveness of choice. There comes a time when you have rejected requests more than you have accepted, and then start wondering what went wrong. The problem started long ago in the process, only you didn't realize it back then.
As expected, this throws up a wide result range. This, in turn, triggers the paradox of choice where infinite options offered drive a person to be dissatisfied with any one option. Needless to say, the person searching for the date grows anxious with each passing option.
Paradox of choice occurs when the person is confused and eternally in search of a greener pasture. If you get down to think on serious terms and specify the type of person you are looking for, half the chaos falls in order. As for the 'quest for a greener pasture' part... you know that it is a mind game, don't you?
This may ease your apprehension of not finding anyone at all. And who knows, it may happen that a person you met once may also be on the dating site you are on, and he/she won't be just a 'profile' then, but an acquaintance already, imagine the perks of that!