Whether you believe in the One or the few, or even the many, in today's complicated world it's difficult to be sure of running into that person. Back in the days when people spent most of their lives within a 10-mile radius of where they grew up and a large social circle was anything over a hundred people, of course, it was easy to assume that you probably weren't going to meet someone who was just right for you, and thus settling for the closest available match made logical sense. These days, we have much higher expectations and many more tools to make them happen, which raises the bar — but it also raises the chance of meeting that bar.
There is one complication that goes beyond simply meeting the right person, or one of the right people: timing. If you meet them when one of you has college or military service to complete, or one of you is sick or has recently ended a major relationship, then you can end up having a good thing go wrong. This means it's even more important to have plenty of options for finding the right person so that you don't miss them when you are both available and ready for love. Where might yours be? Let's find out!