How to not get ghosted and stood up?

I'm 26, and only had one relationship, which really meant went on semi-regular dates for three months, and nothing past making out.

Unfortunately I've lost count of the girls who have either ghosted me after exchanging texts, after 1st or second dates, or stood me up altogether (I can recall more than twenty instances), and feel burnt out from trying to even pursue women altogether.

So is there any specific behavior that encourages ghosting? What am I doing wrong, or am I just having absolutely shitty luck? I know my problem sounds small in the grand scheme of things, but being my age and emotionally and sexually inexperienced is something that is starting to really bother me.
How to not get ghosted and stood up?
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