I like Shredtail's comments a lot. :D"Getting a partner for a long term relationship is a bit different. You really should just be yourself for the most part, so you have the easiest time finding someone who truly fits you. You should be as open as possible, and show your partner alot of different perspectives of yourself."
- Cata Cauda
Firstly, why am I agreeing with something you said? >_>
Secondly, I think this approach is rather underutilized. It seems like a lot of people are rushing to get into a relationship - any relationship - rather than focusing on long term stability/quality. It makes no sense to try winning someone over with a facade. If not in a week, it might crack in a year. Or two. Even if they would be ok with your true self, the deception
is highly disruptive.
Only thing I can really add to these two bits, is that relationships have to be reciprocal. It's all very well to like someone, but why should they like you back? One sided love does not make a real relationship.
(Adapted from a Q/A with Mike in https://www.warzone.com/Forum/427801-dating-problems