All that is
Ad 2:
2017-10-25 23:38:12 (UTC)

to settle

Can't remember which uni, but they got about a thousand people to answer questions about whether they’d be more likely to make a relationship work after different investments of varying seriousness, like moving in together, owning a pet together or even just being with that person for as long as four or five years. And what they found is that people are reluctant to give up the time, money and effort they’ve invested… and so what this effect causes is a ‘continuous investment in that option, despite knowing that they're not the best decision.’ In other words, they’ll settle.”