When you show up on a date and you have a purposeful and meaningful existence, that resonates very strongly with the other person. They will be uplifted by the worthwhile life you are leading. Learn, read, volunteer, be active – you will have so much more to speak about on your dates and come across as a so much more of an interesting person.
Always be engaged in something that is helping you to grow into a wiser and deeper person – that is not bad advice at any stage in life, but it is especially true when involved in dating. the dates will also be more meaningful.