I agree with you that there is no need to compromise on love. But still, we must be realistic and I have already learned that Prince Charming exists only in fairytales. If I want to find love someday and get married I must compromise. Mustn't I?
First, let me say that you do have the power to transform your seemingly grey reality into a fairytale. I remind you and anyone else who may read this that you create your own life, your every event and object that appear in your reality and so if you wish to create miracles and enchanted episodes you can.
There is an interesting dynamic about compromising
Many people, not Masters yet, think to themselves - "If it should not happen then I will receive a note/clue/sign from the universe/god/angels that will show me the right way". Unfortunately, life does not work like that. Your energies will always support your decisions because they are not judgemental. If you choose to compromise then your decision will be supported. You will get into a relationship that you don't totally feel sure of, you will have some good moments, you will be accompanied by an inner nudge that something can be better, I can be happier, but until you make the decision to move forward, the universe will continue to support you!
Having said that, I know what you mean when you mention 'compromise'. Basically, any compromise that you make, no matter what issue is at stake, is your undoing. It is your hesitant expression of your abilities to create. Therefore, it is vital to very carefully examine your life to discern where you do indeed compromise. On the one hand you will want to be flexible and leave enough room for the essence of relationship to enter your life and on the other hand, you will want to make sure that nothing less than real love finds its way to you. Therefore, as a rule, I can say this -
compromise on the things that relate to your day-to-day human affairs but never compromise on the matters that concern your soul essence.
To help you and others I list some examples of both things:
To remain with a guy that you love although he is not as handsome as you wanted your spouse to be is not compromising!
To have sex with someone who you are not attracted to just because you are tired of being alone is a major compromising.
To agree to meet someone for a second date although you are not sure yet about your feelings is not compromising; staying with them although you have a strong impulse that says "this isn't it" - is compromising!
To remain in an unhappy marriage "just for the sake of the kids" - is compromising and might even lead to a serious illness.
To accept your spouse's suggestion to have an "open-marriage" so he doesn't leave you is compromising.
To leave your spouse only because s/he has gained weight (reasoning to yourself "I deserve better") is stupidity; to stay with them is not compromising.
If your date doesn't call you right away after a nice evening together you don't need to break up. Staying with him is not compromising. But, if your date doesn't tell you the truth about his whereabouts and you accept his dishonesty - that is compromising.
To stay with someone although they are not the best of lovers is not compromising; not doing anything about it and accepting it as a "predestined fate" is compromising.
To forgive your spouse who forgot your birthday is not compromising. To accept lame excuses from a spouse who doesn't care about you is definitely compromising.
To live with someone who doesn't express his/her love often is not compromising; to live with someone who doesn't love you is compromising.
To marry someone you don't love because s/he has the "right" status or has lots of money is compromising!
To give up on your own wishes and dreams for the well-being of someone else is compromising.
To be the only one who takes responsibility for the housekeeping while your spouse has a job is not compromising; to do that while your spouse hangs out with friends is compromising.
I believe you got the point, Shareen, and although things are seldom black or white you can still draw conclusions for your own private affairs.
Good luck and thank you for asking a question on behalf of so many.