This applies to women on so many levels but I believe the biggest issue is our expectations in relationships. Many women are looking for a husband that is attractive, faithful and lucrative but end up settling for one or two of the basic expectations. Some women seek the attractive man who may be lucrative but is unfaithful or seek the man that is faithful and possibly lucrative but unattractive. Neither situation is a better option because you don't want someone who is not committed to you and you want to be physically attracted to the person you're spending your life with.
By making exceptions in your standards, you are most likely unhappy in the relationship. Of course, no one is perfect so it is highly unlikely that you'll find everything you're looking for in one person but when your values are catered to the more important things in life it is truly possible.
The quality that should be most valued in the relationship is his faithfulness; his commitment to you and you only. No matter how much you enjoy material things, a relationship that is based solely on money will not keep you happy. and a cute face will fade over time if his personality is unattractive.
So maybe you have a boyfriend or husband that is faithful and you appreciate that he is ambitious in his career and he may be unattractive to most people but he is attractive to you. This is one example of how you can set these standards without lowering your expectations. You are not making an exception in this situation, you are making an investment in your standards. Although he's not lucrative at the moment, he has the ambition to be financially supportive in the relationship, which is what you should value- not the amount of money he produces. You may not be physically attracted to him at first but as you've gotten to know his personality and heart, you are mentally attracted to him so the physical attraction has evolved.
I believe it is absolutely possible for a man to possess all the qualities that a woman is looking for as long as her heart is in the right place and her values are relative to his character and not his lifestyle or physical attributes. I believe it is possible to be with a man who is attractive, faithful, and lucrative but our standards should focus on his personality, how he treats us and what his values are. We also need to be patient and speak about what we're looking for in a man and stop discussing what we don't want in a man because we will only attract what we speak about. We have to stand by our standards in relationships and realize that we never know how long we have to live our lives. We should value our time too much to make exceptions.