Dates don't need to lead to relationships. I've always tried to enjoy dating and see it as an opportunity to meet new people, get acquainted with someone, do something fun, and have a nice time. Then, if it leads to more, that's icing on the cake.
The world opens up... when you do.
Oh, oh, can't you see? Love is the drug for me. ~Bryan Ferry
"Love is that condition in which another person's happiness is essential to your own." ~Robert Heinlein