Alright, I’ll entertain the idea. If dating is a skillset, what does that look like? When you boil dating down, it hinges (ha!) on what I look like, what I sound like, and what my body language says. These are all things that I like to keep pretty natural. If I was to falsify the natural presentation of who I am in order to be “better” at dating, does that not suggest I’d have to keep up a charade until death do us part? I don’t want to be “good” at dating, I want to be myself, sitting across from someone who is himself, with dating skills complementary to my own. If I change my dating skills, change who I present to others, in order to be “better” at dating, isn’t that just like… lying?