Bad Date

How to Salvage a Bad Date

How to Salvage a Bad Date

We all go on dates expecting to have fun and enjoy ourselves. However, things may, at times, go south during the date - leaving you feeling sad and disappointed. There are several reasons why your date can go badly. You and your partner didn't communicate smoothly, maybe things were super tense, or perhaps you were nervous.

Here are a few pointers to ensure you get it right on your date.

Arrive Early

Getting to the location where you're meeting up a few minutes early is always a show that you're interested in meeting your partner. Additionally, it is a show of commitment 0 which is very important in getting things to move in the right direction.

Be Honest

Love is built on honesty. Don’t lie about yourself, because a single lie can undo all the hard work you have put into setting up your date. Provide the correct information on your dating profile and use accurate photos.

Avoid Taking a Glass too Many

Too much alcohol is a recipe for disaster. It is best you avoid consuming alcoholic drinks during your date to avoid embarrassing yourself. If you're going to have drinks opt for coffee or tea.

Give Your Partner Time to Speak

Remember it is not all about yourself. Demonstrate good communication skills by allowing your partner time to talk. Additionally, avoid cutting them off while they’re talking. What’s more, be polite and avoid using offensive or vulgar language.

Be Smart

How you dress matters a lot. However, this doesn’t mean you should go all out on the trendiest and latest fashion pieces. Just wear clean matching clothes and a dash of your favorite cologne will also do wonders.

Nonetheless, a date gone wrong doesn’t mean you should sulk and stop looking for your soulmate.  It’s time you get over what went wrong and ways through which you can turn the wrongs into rights in preparation for a future date.

Assess the Date’s Events

It is always important to sit back and try evaluating what exactly messed your date up. Did he/she arrive late? Or were you so much into yourself that your partner lost interest in having a conversation with you?

Pinpointing the exact things that might have spoilt your date can be a decent step towards seeing whether you can set up another date and have it go more smoothly.

Don’t Give Up Too Easily

Sometimes you may get off to the wrong start on your date. However, that doesn't mean you should throw everything away and stop pursuing your love interest. As they say, it’s never easy, pull yourself together, hold your chin up and ask for another meetup.

Better yet, sign up to and try your luck again.

Accept Your Misdeeds

Every human is bound to make a mistake at some point. If you were at fault in causing your date to go wrong, the best way to make amends is by first admitting you were wrong and being apologetic. For instance, if you stood up your partner, it is essential that you offer an apology.

Apologizing Won’t Hurt

You could be at fault - maybe you weren’t paying attention to your date, made an insensitive remark, or turned up late. Sending an apology message to your date admitting your shortcomings is a positive gesture.

Give it Time

Take some valuable time to go through the date assessing whether it would be wise to set up another one.

Don’t Be Hard on Your Partner or Yourself

Things will not always happen as we envision - and that also applies to dates. Nobody prays or hopes for their date to go wrong. However, mistakes do happen. At times the chain of events is beyond us.

Psyche Yourself Up

A date gone wrong can be a massive hit to your self-esteem, making you afraid of ever trying to find yourself a partner. This shouldn’t be the case; it is essential to accept the turn of events. Additionally, if things don’t go as planned, dust yourself off ready for a fresh challenge.

Have an Exit Plan

An exit strategy can come in handy if you have a feeling that your date isn’t going as planned and it is getting worse with every minute.

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