In the modern world everything is faster. People are used to get what they want in lesser time and in better quality.
Human interaction is decreasing hand in hand with our social skills. This is what makes dating one of the biggest problems of the modern era.
It begins with the great difficulty of meeting new people, in our small existence of school\\office\\home, it is hard to be exposed to novelties on a frequent basis. Even when you do come across new people, there is the indecision of how to interact with them on the initial level.
Finally, after you got yourself a date, the hardest of it all is, of course, how to survive it successfully.
Not only young people are frustrated about dating, but also the increase in divorce rates and the easiness of living overseas, creates growing circle of lonely single people who seek relationships and love.
We must remember that the consequences of successful dating are mainly the bliss of having another person to be with and enjoy mutual things with; therefore the road that leads to this outcome should be equally joyous and satisfying.
If at any point of the process you feel hurt, used or humiliated, there is no point in going on dating the person who causes these feelings.
On the other hand, this world requires certain qualities that are sometimes hard to obtain without practice. Remember that relationship is a game for two (or more) players, so you have to play your part in order to advance the game, but also remain attentive to the others moves all along the road.