I ask all my patients what they liked about their spouses when they first met, and about 20% told me they did not like them initially. When beginning to date, it is a good idea to be on a number of dating sites at the same time. The trick, in life in general, is to have a good time while you are waiting for something to happen.
Invariably you will have the experience of no one being interested in you, seemingly; and it is a good idea to have someone else in sight as a possibility. Be open to different people and different kinds of experiences.
So, it is important not to get discouraged by a long string of disappointments.
A successful marriage is like a peg of an irregular shape finding a matching hole.
It is possible to have fun walking through a park or a museum with someone destined to be only a friend.
Do not start off with the idea that, if the other person is not suitable for a long-term relationship, a short term relationship is not worth pursuing.
Most, but not all, serious relationships begin with a second and third date following closely after the first.
Especially, do not start off angry because of bad dating experiences in the past. He or she is likely to have his or her own insecurities.
Most people who are unsuccessful at dating find it hard to encourage the other person.