Dating should be less about matching outward circumstances than meeting your inner necessity. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person's opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God. Whenever I date a guy, I think, "Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
For she goeth into love as she goeth into the waters at the seashore; first a hand and then a lip goeth she in by littles. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Dating is really all about sex.