Going on a date can be exciting especially when you have been looking forward to it. Whether you met your date online or in real life, it’s likely that you have been preparing for this day for a while. Despite our excitement, there are instances where we can say that we can’t rely on a person to show up. Yes, getting stood up hurts a lot. However, there’s a healthy way to approach this bleak situation.
Dealing With Getting Stood Up
There’s probably nothing you can do to prepare yourself for the pain and embarrassment you’ll feel when your date deliberately stood you up. But, you can be proactive about it. Before rushing into conclusions, however, be sure to contact your date and tell him or her that you are waiting at the restaurant. Then, it’s becoming more obvious that you’re getting stood up, here’s what you do:
Walk Away After Fifteen Minutes
You’re probably thinking, “I’m just going to wait ten more minutes.” Well, it’s a bad idea. If you already waited a maximum of half an hour, you have to trust your gut. At this point, your date is not showing up on purpose so don’t get your hopes up. Accept the fact that this happened to you and move forward.
Coming To Terms With Getting Stood Up
You may think to yourself that there’s definitely something wrong with you because your date stood you up. Stop right there. You need to change your perspective quickly. You have to remember that dating can be hard, sometimes, so, there’s really no reason to beat yourself up about it. A majority of both online and offline daters go through the same thing. Also, think about how you’ve just dodged a bullet. You don’t want to be with a person who is unreliable.
Focus On Self Care
Although you may have already adjusted your perspective, it would be good to give yourself a bit of a mood booster. There’s nothing like pampering yourself to better your mood. Get a massage, a haircut, or get your nails done. You can even call up a few of your friends to have a drink.
Yes, getting stood up sucks, big time, but it is not the end of the world. Just because this date didn’t show up, it doesn’t mean that the next one won’t show up as well. For more dating tips, read other posts on the blog.