The longer you date, the more likely you are to have a bad dating experience. Even if you’ve hand-selected the person on the Internet, taken the time to get to know them, and actually talked to them on the phone, nothing compares to the actual experience of the date. So, what do you do if things aren’t going exactly as you planned?
First of all, the first date can be an intense experience. Whether you admit to it or not, you’re trying to impress the other person, trying to show off and trying to be more than you actually are – and that can be a recipe for disaster. You’re both nervous, you both are saying things that you wish you could take back…is there anything that you can do?
If your date is rude or disrespectful, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t end your date immediately. You don’t need to deal with anyone that’s not being at least courteous to you. Simply get up from the table, thank them for their time, pay your part of the bill, and leave. It might seem rude, but if you’re both having a bad time, why not cut your losses and run?
If you get the sense that your date is just nervous, you might want to stick it out for a while and try another date when you’re both a little used to each other. There can be a world of difference between those two meetings.
However, if you just get a hunch about someone, you might want to end the date. Intuition is a powerful mental ability that can alert you to someone who may be dangerous – always trust your gut. It’s worth having to pay for your meal and call a cab to race home.