Bad dates happen to everyone once in a while. You should consider carefully before you decide that someone is not worth your time anymore. One bad date doesn’t necessarily spell failure for a relationship. Was the person very nervous? Did you just not experience any chemistry whatsoever? Were they inconsiderate or rude? There are some things you can do to deal with a bad date.
If you are the one that is very nervous consider having a coffee date with the person instead of a big night out on the town. Coffee is a quick harmless get together that will give you less time to show your nervousness.
If your date is being exceptionally rude it is perfectly acceptable for you to leave. There is never a good excuse for rude behavior. This is true whether they are being rude to you or anyone who comes in contact with you.
Do you have nothing in common with your date? All you have to do is get through the date. Try to have a good time and be polite at all costs. You can try to make the most of the evening by enjoying the food or maybe the entertainment, but you don’t have to go through it again. If your date asks you for more time during the evening you have the option to say no. Be polite and do not hurt their feelings, but say no if you mean no.
What happens when you slip up and say something insulting to your date? It could happen to anyone. Sometimes your words come out all wrong because you are nervous. Apologize for the slip and hope they accept it. If it was a minor insult then chances are they will understand and move on.
Don’t use self-deprecating humor. It is funny at times to use this humor among your friends, but don’t do it on a date. It will get old after a while and your date will begin to doubt your self-esteem. Or worse, they may begin to believe you are not joking.
Once the date is over you will be able to put it behind you and move on. Don’t blame yourself for a date that went wrong. Sometimes it just happens. You now have the option of learning from the experience.
Talk to friends about your bad experience. It will begin to seem more like a joke than the bad experience it was. Get into some other activities to get your mind off of the bad date.
You should not accept a date with someone that you don’t feel you can progress the relationship with. It is not fair to them. You can turn them down with kindness, however. They may not realize that the date went as horribly as you do. If you think that the bad date was caused by nervousness on both parts you might want to consider a second chance. You never know, there have been many wonderful relationships that did not start out on the best date.