michael, i didn't say to stop being a hopeful romantic... it's a lovely way to be and i, too, am the same way. giving love totally and unconditionally is the only way to do it...
yes, there are plenty of women out there looking for a man to love them that way... i am one of them... haven't yet found it, unfortunately...
all i was saying was that there is not ONE woman for you... there are thousands of women for you... it's just a matter of selecting well.
And i wasn't suggesting one night stands or flings... when i said, "go shopping', i meant to keep your eyes, mind, & attitude open for the endless possibilities of the thousands of available women who would love to be loved
and that doesn't mean settling... it just means being realistic... nothing is 'perfect'... but many different women could be 'perfectly suited' for you
God bless you, my friend...