How about taking on the issues instead of the people that present them. If we can't see common interests we are fucked. Love to stay, can't.
The best thing in the universe is a self correcting problem. Problem is, not many people have the patience to see it through. By the way, all problems are self correcting. Get it right next time
A spicy life, will get you a spicy wife.
Finding the right mate is well and good, but don't let the search define you. And by the way, never settle. Your true mate may not come along in this life time, and that's totally ok.