To be successful in the dating game you have to learn to turn any date, any interaction with the opposite sex into a success, regardless of whether your date found you attractive or not and whether you have a chance to start a relationship with this person. It's your choice to decide what kind of date is fulfilling. If you only call a date successful if the other person has been singing you praises and seems to be a good marriage material, then you make your dating process very complicated. The point is, every date is supposed to give you satisfaction and this should be the only criterion of the date's success. You have not wasted your time if you have learned something on a date and feel inspired for new achievements.
An average woman tends to define a dating success as meeting a handsome lawyer, having a date with him next day, and getting an engagement ring in six months. She would also think that to reach this goal she has to look like a model.
Raising the bar so high will get you nowhere. Such goals may be unattainable even for Miss Universe, as everyone is bound to make mistakes and handle rejection. On the other hand, there are quite a few people who seem to be clumsy and overweight, however it doesn't stop them from enjoying happy relationships. Such people have mastered the art, which you still have to learn. They know how to turn even the most insulting rejection and failure into success.
Learn to have fun on all dates. You don't have to be out with the perfect person to have a good time. Remember all the fun you have with friends you are not romantically involved with. Find out areas of common interest. Who knows, the date that doesn't turn out to be the love of your life may just introduce you to the person of your dreams.