But taking the "me at my worst" part literally can be a problem if, you know, you actually need to work on some stuff, too. Your worst can be "I glare at crying babies ruining my brunch", or it can be "I cheat on him rampantly." Don't let this cliché phrase absolve you of thinking critically about what you bring to a relationship, too.8.

There was particular emphasis on the importance of keeping it concise and to the point, so I went with “Eggstistentially Angsty”.

The second step demanded good, authentic conversation-starters, reinforcing the idea of #Girl Power; requiring the girl to take initiative and breaking the traditional idioms.

Sure, they publicly announced their relationship once Kylie was 18…

“You’ll find someone when you’re not looking.” What the person saying this probably means is “take little breaks from dating apps and pack your schedule with plans so you don’t spend nights swiping through Tinder ab photos until you start to question if a mirror selfie is really always so terrible.” But to save time, they use this short, completely unhelpful phrase.

Even if most dates don't work out, you'll have met some cool new people and grown your odds of meeting the right one." —Emma Tessler, founder and executive matchmaker for The Dating Ring and veteran dater (she went on 115 Ok Cupid first dates before finding her now-fiancé … You shouldn't give up on it, but it definitely demands a very honest relationship with the city. Within the next five minutes, you'll discover if that guy is attracted to you. I'd bring a book and feel like I was at home in the bar, so I wasn't constantly like, 'Oh my god, is he here yet? ' If his train was delayed 20 minutes, I would still have a drink and a book to read. That way, when he got there, I was feeling in control of the situation." —Emma Tessler"The first thing that you have to do is take your checklist and throw it away. If you're in a city like New York and the pool of men is already smaller than the pool of women, don't shrink it by adding requirements for height and hairline. There are so many more important things to focus on, and you might end up being attracted to someone totally different from who you expected." —Emma Tessler"Everyone says they have standards for how they want to be treated because it's fashionable to say, but they only have standards with people they don't give a shit about.

It's extraordinarily rare that a woman actually makes our job easier. If you continue the conversation, you'll never know if he's actually attracted or just going with the flow. I'm not saying it's an excuse, but sometimes that is the case." —Jordan Carlos"Being good at writing an online profile only means that you're good at writing an online profile. A lot of great people suck at writing online-dating profiles and taking pictures. So date everyone." —Emma Tessler"Go someplace you feel comfortable. I would always go stake out a spot and get there early.

Right in between Jennifer Lawrence’s face and a bunch of guides on how to create the salad of goddesses was the ultimate guide to online dating.

So I decided that it would be a great chance to spice up my love life and investigate to what extent these steps towards true love actually work.

But any implication that the timing of your first kiss or sexual encounter has any bearing on your overall relationship is 1000 percent, completely-outdated garbage. “If he can’t handle you at your worst, he doesn’t deserve you at your best.” Ah yes, the best Marilyn Monroe quote that Marilyn Monroe never actually said.

Obviously, we all want and deserve partners who will accept our flaws and let us be ourselves around them.

Be sure to show off your easygoing attitude so he'll know his pals will totally dig your presence.6. That way he knows you're on the same page..you're guaranteed a date number two.