My how things change, eh CW?
Think of dating as going through the bargain bin at a clothing store. Lots of stuff you sift through, some you may hold up, look at and throw them back on the heap - and after you've gone through all the bad floral prints, irregular items, and garments that have rips or smell funny, you just might find a mismarked cashmere sweater.
I'm really overtired in the event that analogy makes no sense whatsoever.
Emphasis: do have fun, and don't be discouraged.
I have been dating since November. I'm no longer dating. I'm goin' steady now. Even had us a sleepover!