I've been given three good pieces of advice in my lifetime and I've tried to follow all three.
1 - Whenever possible use cash/avoid credit.
2 - Don't even think about marriage until you've gotten your life in order.
3 - Don't go steady. Date different people, get to know them, and over time narrow it down to someone who is a good match for you. (And don't sleep with any of them until you have narrowed it down to "the one".)
So, no, I am not looking for "the one". Or rather, I am looking for the one, but I'm not going to hop from steady girlfriend to steady girlfriend hoping that each one will be her. And, because I'm not a hippocrite, I have no problem if any of the women I date are dating other men in the hopes of narrowing down to the person who is right for them.
With a philosophy like that I'll probably end up dying alone. If that happens, it's fine by me. I live by my principles and if the rest of the world disagrees with them then that is their right.
I am quiet, stubborn, and thoughtful