One of my best friends refers to me as a "professional dater." Though I'm not necessarily proud of the name, I am proud of being able to enjoy myself and live in the moment while dating. And when I say dating, I literally mean going to restaurants, museums, art shows and movies with a man. It does not always equal having sex.

Let me guess. You're reading this blog about me being a "professional dater." You're also seeing all these couples and people getting married on your timeline. Meanwhile you're wondering why you can't get a text back or a decent date.

I absolutely cringe when I hear women say "I hate starting over and getting to know someone all over again." That statement alone is making dating harder for you. You're going into it with a negative mindset. In the words of Lauryn Hill: "How you gonna win if you ain't right within?" You have to reset your mind sis. That's a must or (Celie voice) "Everything you think about gonna fail!"

You won't reset your mind over night, but you can surely have it conquered in a few months. Some of you are wondering why you didn't get a call back after you thought you had a good date. Ask yourself, was it really a good date or was it mediocre and you were just excited and ran your mouth the entire time?

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There is no need to worry or feel anxious while dating because you are the prize! So, today is your lucky day. I'm about to take you to dating school. Here are 11 dating tips to live by: