Would you want to date yourself if you were not yourself and yourself was an option?
Alternatively, for the married folks out there, ask yourselves "Would I want to be married to me if I was not me and me was an option?"
I think this is a very difficult question to answer honestly. It's also hard not to judge someone else answering it based on your own biases.
It sounds really conceited to say that I would date myself. But if I can't say that, then does it mean I don't like myself? I don't hate myself. I certainly have at least my share of flaws, if not more. So, I'm not sure if I would want to date m a t t. I'm glad I'll never have to make that choice.
I'm even more glad that someone I do want to date did make that choice.