5 Ways To Avoid Getting Stood Up On A Date
Have you ever been stood up on a date before? In the dating world, getting stood up is sometimes inevitable. A failed date could be the guy’s fault, or it could be the girl’s fault. There are many reasons why a failed date can happen and it can be very unpredictable. Negligence is very common in dating. You could set up a date with someone else and that person will not bother to show up. What about if you are running late for your date? If you show up too late your date is most likely to have left and forgot about you. How many times have you seen a girl stand someone up because their date was boring or wasn’t confident with themselves.
These are just a few reasons why dates can fail miserably. To avoid being stood up, here are five strategies you can use on a successful date.
Be On Time To Avoid Getting Stood Up
If you don’t want to stand someone up then show up on time for your date. This may seem like common sense, but there are many failed dates because of one person showing up late. If you show up late you can guarantee your date will walk out on you. Tardiness is just careless behavior, and it just shows you are not taking your date seriously. You can always set an alarm if you think you are going to lose track of time. It’s understandable that some of us have busy schedules, and the time might go over our heads. Getting stood up because someone is late is a very poor reason for a date to fail. Be on time!
Prepare For Your Commute
One thing you can do to prevent yourself from being late for your date is to prepare for your commute. How will you be getting to your date? Will you be traveling by car, bus, or train? These are all factors that need to be considered. Are you going to be commuting during rush hour or off peak times? Traveling during rush hour will require you to leave earlier to be on time for your date. The worst thing that can happen is when you get stuck in traffic you didn’t anticipate, and you stand someone up because you were late.
What is the train schedule like? Is there a train you can take that will get you to your destination on time? Bottom line is make sure you prepare for your commute. Determine how long it will take you to get to your date, and factor in any traffic or delays that may get in your way. Prepare for your commute and you will avoid being stood up.
No Pit Stops
One thing you can do to prevent yourself from being late for your date is to make sure you have everything you need. That could be chewing gum, breathe mints, condoms, etc. The last thing you want happening is to make a pit stop on the way to your date, and then you get caught in unexpected traffic causing you to be late. Don’t be this person. Make sure all of your errands are done. Hit the bank in the morning. Go grocery shopping the next day. If you want to avoid being stood up on a date, your date should be your top priority on your schedule. Don’t stand someone up because you had to hit the CVS to get condoms because you thought were going to get laid on the first date!
This next piece of advice is a little more complex, but it is completely necessary for a successful date. In order to avoid being stood up on a date you must be confident in all aspects of the date. You have to be confident if you are going to have a successful date. If you start to doubt yourself, then your date will most likely fail. Tell yourself you are going to take full control of the date. This will require you to be confident in your conversations on the date. If you lack confidence then you run the risk of getting stood up. Enter the date with your confidence level at 100 and maintain that level until the date is over.
Confidence is basically assuring yourself that you are doing everything right. If you tell yourself you will have a successful date, then your chances of it being successful will be a lot higher than if you doubt yourself. You have to know that you can have a successful conversation during your date. Otherwise, the conversation will be awkward if you are not confident in your abilities. If you are confident you will decrease your chances to be stood up on a date.
This last tip I’d like to share is just as important as everything else we have discussed. If you want to avoid being stood up, you have to make sure you are interesting. In other words, the second your date starts to get bored they are going to lose interest in you. Keep your date entertained. The key is to have this person talk for most of the date. When they relay the conversation back to you, give them a brief answer, then hit them with another question so they continue talking. Your goal is to keep the conversation full and enlightening because you want to make sure your date is enjoying themselves. This is where you will spark interest in your date and avoid getting stood up. Boring conversations will lead you to failure.
I hope these tips will be able to help you out with any dates you go on in the future. The key is to don’t be negligent, be on time, be confident, and interesting. Apply these strategies on your dates to help you avoid being stood up. If you ever need help with anything else, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.