You may have to get really good at apologizing during this two-to-three-year transit, because your normal, compassionate and sensitive self will be missing much of the time, replaced by an overbearing, even arrogant person who takes a 'my way or the highway' approach to love! You're very tied to your own ideas at this time, to the point that you could speak sharply to someone sweet, even someone whom you've just met, if you think they're challenging you -- not realizing that they're actually just being themselves, and trying to help you get to know them better! If you do put someone in their place a little too sharply, your best bet is just to apologize and try not to do it again.
You should also watch yourself in how you go about the dating game; you could turn off a potential sweetie by being too showy and grandiose in your brand of romance. People don't want to feel played, they want to feel wooed, gently and naturally! Between working hard and dating even harder, you could really tire yourself out during this period. Remember to schedule in some downtime; that will help you relax a little, increasing your chances of making a good connection.