I think losing patience is almost always a bad move. Like, how is desperation going to get you a partner faster? If anything, being desperate shows and drives people away. But I’m starting to develop a picture that’s somewhere in the middle. Like, work for it without working for it, if you know what I mean. Do things you enjoy but where you have the benefit of accidentally meeting someone. But I stand with the desperation thing. Even at 40, you still have time. I’d rather have 30 years with someone I love than 40 with someone I settled for. Good luck!