So I've been trying to get out and meet women lately. Maybe not trying, but entertaining the idea. I wouldn't mind dating or a casual relationship or something, so I talk to women if I see somebody that looks interesting. I even joined some online dating sites since I don't get out but a few times a month. I'm a younger guy, and not in the best shape of my life, but I don't think I look atrocious. Here is me, for reference: I'm educated, kind of a free thinker, and okay at conversation, but I typically get turned down pretty quickly in person. I've found the online thing is horrible and annoying, and I usually don't last too long there. I've been on a few dates from the online stuff, and they were all a little off. When I'm in better shape, it seems like it's easier, and that's made me a little resentful of how people work. Anyway, for you dudes that manage to "date up", how do you do it? I feel like I can't hang it anymore. Advice (however cliched it may be) is appreciated.