"Go out to group activities where you might meet some new faces,” Milrad says.
"This will allow you to get comfortable in your own skin and discover your truth,” she says. Do you feel like you’re being too selective, or not selective enough?
"It's important to have clarity on who you are to embrace all aspects of self so your partner can know and embrace all aspects of you as well." Make a list, check it twice: Do you have requirements for whom you want to date? Standards are important, but you might not want to specify that you will only date people who are exactly 5’8”, for example.
Enjoy being single: Even if you really want to be partnered there are things about being single that you will miss. Go out, sleep in, make your own schedule, see whichever movie you want to see, or take a solo vacation.
"You are free to determine your own schedule and take advantage of opportunities,” Milrad says.
If you felt in any way unsafe during that first date, don’t go on a second — and feel free to end the first one partway through if you need to.