Everyone wants somebody to love (or so the song goes). But is everyone ready to be loved? Is everyone ready to date? If you hesitated when answering this question, you probably need to answer a few others first. What are you doing to increase your chances of getting a date? There are lots of resources, both traditional and online, that are available to help you meet people. Second, are you preparing yourself to be a good dating partner? When you do start dating, you'll want to be ready to talk about yourself, your interests and local and national issues. And third, do you have confidence in yourself? If you invest some time in these three areas, you will be more likely to succeed once you begin dating.