How to Survive a Bad Date

How to Survive a Bad Date

Unfortunately, online dating is not an ideal life and a bad date can happen to everyone and leave you feeling embarrassed and unimpressed with yourself. Surviving a bad date can be tricky, but it can be done if you know the right steps to take.

Think about the bad date the next morning to see if it was really as hopeless as you remember. Maybe you said something awkward but he didn’t even notice. Maybe he said something offensive he didn’t actually mean. Realize that one bad date should not ruin your relationship and think about second try.

If you and your date are not on the same wavelength, it might not be working out. Endure the date, maintain your composure and leave politely. Just put the bad date behind you if you are sure there is no point to the relationship going any further. Contact the other person and move on.

Don’t punish yourself for a date that went horrible. Save it somewhere in your mind that is remote and go through it. Learn from your mistakes and don’t forget that the way you’re feeling now is temporary. No matter how awful you feel,one bad date will not ruin your life.

Do something to cheer yourself up. Share the details with a friend. This way you can treat it more of a laughingstock than something that will haunt you for life. Restore yourself to your normal state and get occupied with other activities so you can forgive yourself and forget about the bad date. Exercising, eating something sweet or watching a movie will make the bad vibes go away sooner than you expect.

Get back in the game. There’s bound to be someone else you can connect with. Dating isn’t always an exact science and it might take a few tries to find that perfect one! You simply need to keep looking, stay hopeful and positive.

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7 thoughts on “How to Survive a Bad Date”

  • lol, any problem seems not that bad the following morning, and a bad date all the more so! personally i don’t worry about it at all. well, a bad date, so what? it’s not the end of the world!

  • yeah, I use the favorite Scarlett O’Hara’s phrase “I’ll think about it tomorrow” when I have a bad date. usually I don’t even remember what was so awful about it 😉 so, I’m fine!

  • oh, I prefer to be told at once that a person doesn’t want to date me again because of ….. blah-blah-blah, so that I didn’t dig the previous dates to find out what was wrong. and frankly speaking I have never had such a date when a woman ruined it. I think they are not capable of it, they are so graceful and smart, unlike men, who are quite often awkward ans cloddish 🙂

  • lol, if I start realizing that the date is turning into a bad one I just relax and stop thinking about it at all! for example if we’re in a cafe, I focus on the food and start thinking about what i’m going to have for breakfast the next morning.

  • oho, it’s like a eternal facepalm if I’ve said or done smth wrong and I hate myself for being so stupid! I usually want to simply disappear. it becomes a huge problem if i’ve dated a man I really like!

  • well, personally I used to worry about it when I was much younger. I thought that that was my last date in my life and every city will learn about my failure 😀 but then there were other dates, and everything was fine. god, I wish i had these tips some years earlier!

  • for me a bad date in not the date when you say something wrong. for me it’s the person who turned out to be not the way he pretended or I thought him to be! for example, if he chews loudly or smokes to my face, if he has bad manners and moreover looks ugly! this is no-go !

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