1. Be prepared to deal with all dating issues via text message or email where people can let you down easily without having to show their look of distaste or middle finger to you.
2. Be prepared for the first date to end really well, because the other person doesn’t want to hurt your feelings, only to rely on the first point to tell you there’s really no interest.
3. Be prepared for the other person to presume how you feel so that they have reason to not like you.
4. Be prepared that when you try and explain yourself, they take offense and tell you how awful you are to press the issue. Even if it’s I’m not really interested, they will assume you’re lying, because how could you not be interested. Right?