Armed with just a name and a phone number, I proceeded to go on more than a dozen dates in cafes, rooftop bars and pubs, the idea being if others chose for me, I'd be jolted out of the experience of dating the same type of man over and over.
There was a handful of goodnight kisses, and a smaller proportion of second dates.
Someone's profession, hair colour or height might be different from that of an ex, but their fear of commitment, wandering eye or air of unavailability is essentially the same.
When dating, I seem to automatically seek what I've already sought: charming pseudo-intellectuals, suggestive and flirtatious, but essentially not interested in me.
We place too great an emphasis on our instincts or having "that feeling" to guide us to the right person, but that very feeling is not reliable.
It is often warped by our experiences, explains de Botton.
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.
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