If you have found yourself sitting across the table looking at your date as if he had for heads, you may need to ask yourself an important question, “How did this happen?!” When this thought crosses your mind on a consistent basis, you should definitely reevaluate your “vetting” techniques.
A lot of us have busy schedules and lives. This leaves few precious hours to meet and screen dates, but it’s worth the time and effort to do so! If you already know that you would not get along well with a young, gun-toting, scripture quoting guy, then do NOT agree to take your get the number of your church member’s brother.
I’m not suggesting you rule out people based your unrealistic “ridiculists” of what you want. However, you know yourself well enough to narrow down potential dates using reason and logic.
What do you do to vet potential dates? If the person is a referral, do you find out the basic information that places them in potentially great date category?
If you meet someone from online dating or through a random encounter, do you devote time to talking on the phone first? Do you have an idea of what you would like to know about them before setting up your first meet and greet?
What do you think could happen when you don’t properly screen your dates for compatibility?
I once agreed to go out with a tow truck driver because he was handsome and helpful, needless to say I did not vet him properly. I ended up on a date with a really creepy guy who had my home address and car VIN#. Lesson learned!
What’s the worst dating misadventure you endured because you did not screen your date?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog