A married friend of mine recently told me that I was lucky to be single and free to date around. It made me chuckle a little because just days before, I had experienced a pretty awful dating misadventure. It was just one of those dates where all signs pointed to “Stop. Do not past go. Go straight to hell no.”
The guy was attractive enough in the beginning, but the more he talked the less I wanted him to. When he made a rude comment about single women worrying about the wrong ring, it was pretty much a wrap. Apparently ladies, instead of chasing a wedding ring, we need to focus on the “ring of dirt” in our bathrooms.
First date flops are pretty common when you are dating around. When we discussed whether “first impressions are reliable” some of us believed that you can’t always go by snap judgments. What about when you talk, find out about one another, then go on a really awful bad date? Now what? Do you risk a colossal waste of time on a second date?
Have you ever been on a really bad first date? If your first impression during a first date is absolute incompatibility, would you think about delaying dismissal?
Are there ways we can improve our first date success rates?