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.