The dating experiment
We can take someone declining a second date and turn it into evidence for a major flaw in our character.
But just because one person rejects you doesn't mean that you are destined to be rejected by the remainder of the human species. I began to realise that everyone has different things going on in their lives at any one moment, and their own dating habits are shaping their experiences.
If we can be sure of our own desires and wants first, others no longer have the same hold over us, or ability to disappoint.
I don't have a checklist of attributes a prospective date must have, but I realised I do have a pretty rigid picture of what kind of options I have when it comes to who will date me.
A person is more than just an awkward greeting at the start of a date, or a profile on Tinder.