Dating is lonely
I cannot speak for other women, but it's a huge turn off to me if a guy is basically scared to be affectionate with me.
You don't have to have sex within 2 dates although I think today it is common (stupid "3 date rule").
Obviously it goes without saying that I've never had a girlfriend.
Please help I know I'm desperate which doesn't help but I also know how to hide it.
Once you work on these things, you will notice your outlook on life will gradually become more positive, then at this state, do you start getting attention from others (both platonic and romantic).
Try to work on things that make you happy, find inner peace within yourself and get comfortable with who you are.
I had firsthand experience seeing people opening dating apps when out with friends, and I was curious about what might drive that behavior.”In the study, 269 undergraduate students completed online assessments of loneliness, social anxiety, dating app use, and other factors.