How To Handle A Bad Date
We always hope for all of our dates to go well. However, having a bad date or two is inevitable. Although you are going through an awkward situation, you still have to know how to handle a bad date. No matter how bad it is, you have to do your best to manage the situation and not be rude to the person you’re with.
Gracefully Handle A Bad Date By Keeping Your Head
You’re probably wondering why you need to learn to handle a bad date. If things are not going the way you wanted them to, don’t you just bale out? Some would and some usually do while the date is happening. However, if you do this, think about how the person you’re dating is going to feel? Instead, try the following:
1. Take A Deep Breath
Don’t blow up right there and then. The very first thing that you need to do is take a deep breath. Get all of the stress out of your body and your lungs. Exhale slowly too, so all of that stress is expressed. When the stress is all out, you can think straighter and attack the situation with a clear head.
2. Re-frame The Date
Well, you know that you’re not going to progress romantically so you might as well enjoy the date and the food. Reframing your date means that you change your perspective about it. Once you do this, you’ll loosen up and relax because you don’t have to impress the person you’re with.
3. Be Curious
At this point, you already changed your perspective on your current date. Aside from enjoying the food and your time, you might as well have a more meaningful conversation without worrying about saying something that might hurt your chance of having a second date.
Always Handle A Bad Date With Grace
Remember that bad dates are a part of the whole dating process. No matter how enthusiastic you are about a person, sometimes you just don’t mesh together well. It is not your or your date’s fault. However, you have to do your best to handle a bad date properly. You might even get a friend out of it. For more reviews and dating tips, read other posts on the blog.