When people tell you that dating is a process that takes most people a lot of time and energy to learn, they aren't lying. Many people spend significant amounts of time looking for the perfect person or people to date. It is true though that some of the dating advice that is out there is relatively terrible. There are a few things, however, that people just starting on the dating circuit or who have not had success yet, should consider.
 
First off, dating should be fun. While finding the right people to date is high on many people's priority lists, too often the desire to find somebody eliminates a lot of their ability to have fun. Because of this, people who inspire others to kick back, relax, and have a good time, often seem much more attractive. It's important to remember that this is something that you can initiate on your own too.
 
Secondly, it's good to have priorities so long as you do not take them too far. Obsessing over finding your life partner can detract from the other goals and priorities that are also very beneficial to focus on.
 
Third, take advice from your friends, mutual friends, and people that know the person you are dating. Sometimes, the negatives in these cases should be looked at more than the positives. People always want to vouch for their friends, so if you are being told about things like excessive drinking, anger issues, and other problems, they should be taken into consideration.
 
Fourth, you are good enough. It seems many people go into dating thinking that they have something to prove. In reality, however, it's more important to find people that you connect with and can easily spend time with.
 
Looking back on your dating life, it is highly probable that you have learned a lot since you started. You have likely discovered that some friends give better advice than others. You have probably learned that dating can be hard work but can also be rewarding. You have also likely learned that there is always more to learn. Phone dating is a great place to test out what you have learned and continue on your journey to finding happiness, whatever that means for you.