I want to add a view, with exposed filters, and then they select one option. I want to be able to limit it to one, I've found other modules but this is a limitation on them -- they require unlimited values. I want them to just select one thing to reference.

It'd be nice if I could just build a view myself and use it for this, but if that's not possible are there any alternative widgets for referencing, something that could be nice and easy to use for a front-facing form? I'm not a fan of the dropdown or auto-complete, and certainly the radio button one won't work as there will be hundreds to choose from (that's why I really want it to be a sortable view).

And is any of this possible with References out of the box? I've found some ambiguous information around, not really sure if this is possible or not. If it is, how would one go about it?