How To Know If You’re “Settling”

About 6 months ago, I wrote an article about relationships for Thought Catalog, and shortly after it was published, I received an ‘anonymous ask’ in my Tumblr inbox. The person wrote:

Is there a line between having high expectations/standards and demanding perfection out of a significant other? I do think it’s true that nobody is perfect, but doesn’t letting mistakes and flaws go mean that you are just settling? (when is it considered being understanding, and when is it considered settling?). Sincerely, Am-I-expecting-too-much?

Needless to say, I was incredibly flattered that anyone would think to ask my opinion on a matter like this. I published a response to the best of my abilities, which is now my newest article on Thought Catalog.

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