You might want to wait a week or two before making contact with someone new or going out on a date, because you run the risk of coming across as overly confident or even arrogant during this time. Thank goodness this transit only comes around twice a year! If you do go out with someone new, watch for telltale signs that you're boring or even annoying them.
If they keep giving you one-word answers and looking around the room at everyone but you, it could mean that they're actually offended by your attitude, because the usual filter that helps you be socially graceful just isn't in place at this time. You'll think you're just being opinionated, but you may come across as a self-righteous know-it-all. And it will be entirely unintentional on your part. You'll just have the urge to let everyone know your opinion on the matter, and you won't know when enough is enough -- when it's time to be quiet and let the other person talk and assert their opinions. It would definitely be best during this period to hang out with people who already know you well, because they'll know you're just going through a phase that will pass soon.