Beyond that, you may want to try being more social in general. Find some groups or activities that are social, feel comfortable to you, and that you enjoy.
There are a couple of factors that may account for these differences: Conclusion As seen above, making a small request from an individual can increase their receptivity to a later request for a date.
Nevertheless, such a request is most successful when made in conjunction with other factors.
There are certain rare qualities that are difficult to find in a man, but there are men out there who do possess them.
Perhaps you are staying single until you meet one of these men, and it may take a while to find one. Sometimes a man has to be slapped in the face by the dating game several times before he has a grasp on the type of man he should strive to be.
This man notices a woman with depth, drive, layers and character.
Of course, it’s important to be attracted to someone, but a man who is not shallow is a man who won’t forget all about you the moment he meets a gorgeous bombshell.
A trained counselor, perhaps in cognitive/behavioral therapy, could help you further untangle that vicious cycle on a mental level.
With their help, you might even begin to test reality by speaking to potential dates and separating the accurate feedback from the negative thoughts.
Specifically, it is helpful to locate potential dates who are single, and in locations where you might have something in common (here).
It also helps to look and act your best when asking for a date (here and here).
I encourage you to continue to find what works for you too. I mean 15% of females agreed to go for a date because of the foot in the door technique, but could it possibly she accepted the offer because she smokes too?