Now is not the time to allow yourself to be swept off your feet by someone new and special; instead, it's the perfect time to get to know someone slowly, to take the milestones of a budding relationship one at a time instead of rushing them. If you can do things this way -- with slow and determined effort -- you'll find great results down the line. A relationship that starts off slowly during this ten-month transit could really go deep and become something important to both of you.
Of course, taking things slowly with a new date may be the only way you can possibly do it, because your work may pick up at this time, demanding a lot more of your time and attention than usual. But that's a good thing, and it's actually nice sometimes to have a barrier between you and what's possible in love. After all, if it's meant to last, it will -- even if it proceeds slowly in the beginning. Finding a lover who can respect your boundaries, including giving you plenty of time and space in which to do your work, is really important. This should be a good period, one in which you'll take significant steps toward the future you've been dreaming of.