8. Step out of your box.
Unless you know for sure that you only want to meet, say, a nonsmoking Portuguese-speaking dentist, go easy on the list of qualities he must have. My ad requested a man "financially stable, kinda handsome, who can slow dance, make me laugh, read between the lines." Cast a wide net and edit out the responses. You never know.
9. Keep it in perspective.
It's love, not brain surgery. You can do it over. You can do it again.
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