Many young singles love the excitement and fun of dating, but they are not really ready for a long term relationship. Their idea of long term might be a year or two, but then they are ready to move on to someone else. Physical intimacy is generally the reason they date a partner for a while, but living together and taking care of each other can be too big of a burden for them. When it is time to have someone else to help them weather the storms of life, they are finally getting serious about finding the right person.
It often appears to be true that once a person is done with the fun of dating, a dry spell hits hard. The deserts of the world see more rain than the serious singles do when looking for a date. It could be true, but the issue often boils down to the fact they are much pickier when it comes to going out with someone. They want a commitment, and their desperation may show after only a few months.
For those who are still in the mood to just have fun, desperation is not something they seek in a temporary partnership. They do not want to be pressed into a relationship until they are ready, and they will run as soon as they see the look of it from the other person. It is unattractive for those who want something different in life, and abandonment can become a continuing issue.
Finding the right person could mean a long and arduous hunt through many different venues in the modern world, but it will be worthwhile when that perfect partner appears. Trying to be patient while searching is something every big game hunter has learned, and it should be applied equally to finding a spouse.