People dating people
She seemed relieved and agreed to try to enjoy the dinner.
I would continue to date someone negative or rude or conceited and would just hope that things would just eventually “work themselves out”.
To put it another way: imagine there is a room with 100 singles of the opposite sex in it and in this imaginary room there is one person who is a “match” to you.
Using my original method for dating (one girl a month at best), my odds of meeting that special someone were very low and theoretically it would have taken a long time to meet her. The issue here is the length of time only identifies part of the problem as it assumes that the “match” won’t move on to something else: a new job that she wouldn’t have been taken had she been in a relationship, settling for someone just to not be alone, etc.
When I had multiple dates lined up, I found myself very relaxed on each date.
Once I relaxed, I felt much better about the impressions I was leaving.