06/08/2012 10:15 am ET

Lessons I've Learned From Dating On OKCupid

From 2009 to 2011, I joined many of my peers in looking for love on OKCupid. I didn't meet The One, but I did pick up a few life lessons along the way.

I am capable of talking to anyone for an hour.

This is something really valuable that I took away from my OKC experience. I went on date after date, and almost always knew right away that I hadn't met my soul mate. But each time I sat back, had a beverage, and managed to make conversation for at least an hour.

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