Listening to someone talk about "The Perfect Mate" is always amusing. When women do it, they're usually joking with their friends. When men do it, they're usually waxing poetic, laying out a laundry list of expectations.
Sadly, most people don't seem to understand that it's not about finding the right person, it's about becoming the right person. Why? Because even if you do find the "perfect woman," if you haven't been working to improve yourself, she'll just see another slob who doesn't stand a chance.