What are people's thought on settling?
Are you interested only in finding someone you have chemistry with?
Personally I want the chemistry because if I date someone and there's no chemistry I feel that I am being unfair to them (they could meet someone who finds them amazing).
I think settling is the ability to will yourself to see a future against the odds. There are no guarantees. Sometimes people are not able to continue a relationship by the nature of their circumstances.
In my experience, "Settling" means "accepting anyone who isn't perfect". And I meet a great many women who think that way. Which, of course, precisely explains why they are still single.
Similarly, "Chemistry" is a code word used by women to mean, "good looking". Given that most women (and probably men, too) judge people solely on their looks, "chemistry" only occurs with a tiny minority of the population. For most of whom the feeling isn't mutual.
Consequently, most who are single and over 30 are doomed to stay that way.
By chemistry I mean healthy looking and makes me laugh. Thus I can have chemistry with someone and they can be very average looking.