1. Try not to take anything personally when it comes to dating. Someone always has their own deal going on. We waste all this time trying to figure a dude out when really their motivations are beyond our grasp and often have absolutely nothing to with us at all.
  2. Don’t chase after a guy who has rejected you. Not even as a friend. Move on.
  3. Protect yourself and protect your heart, because no one else is going to.
  4. There’s no such thing as soul mates. There’s just guys who are well suited for you and guys who are not. If you stop looking for “the one” you will be open to “the one that’s good for you.”
  5. Let the guy pursue you … at least for a while. They enjoy that. Don’t spoil their fun.

from 22 Things I Wish I Knew About Dating When I Was 22