Lower Your Expectations
I can only speak for myself, but I used to go into first dates hoping the person would be “the one.” Now I realize that’s a whole lot of rubbish.
Dating isn’t solely about finding “the one.” It’s about learning what you do and don’t want in a partner. Expecting every date you’re going on to be something incredible potentially puts a lot of expectations on the person.
Instead, lower how you think the date will go. Then you’re able to see the person for who they are. While they might not be a perfect match, there’s still room for it to be fun.