Sipara has a list of things she knows she’s going to get done in her life, one way or another: blow up the hemospectrum, get rid of helming, murder the Empress, find a way to live longer, fix her damn arm permanently…
Having a full set of quadrants is one of them! Sipara is not a romantic person, but she’s going to check those boxes, out of a sense of social obligation as much as because it just seems right. Adult trolls have quadrants, she’s an adult, and thus - she’s *going* to have quadrants, just like she’s going to find a way for rustbloods to live forever. She’s got absolutely no doubt that both are going to happen, one way or another.
But it’ll happen when it happens. People have always jumped at the bit to get with her, so she’s never been motivated to actually seek out a quadrant before, or give much thought to what she’d want in one.
With that said, Sipara knows herself well enough to have some ideas, even if she hasn’t really thought about it much. She has started to realize that she needs someone pathetic enough that she won’t want to compete with them in her flushed, or else she *will* flip black. (Or else someone that’s willing to smack her down when she starts getting pitchy, but that seems much harder to find.) If she decides that, oh, she actually does want to do this with Fettle, she’ll start actively seeking out an auspitice, because she knows she’s fickle as hell. And with Pheres - she’s mostly content with her relationship, but she really, really wishes he’d just start traveling with her, instead of doing his own thing, so that she can keep an eye on him. Or else settle down anywhere! She isn’t picky.