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DearSugar's Dos and Don'ts of Surviving a Bad Date

DearSugar's Dos and Don'ts of Surviving a Bad Date

I've given you my dos and don'ts of dating and my dos and don'ts of going on a second date, and now I'm back to give you some pointers on dealing with a bad date! Check out my dos and don'ts below.

Do Don't
  • Do remember that it's just a date, not the rest of your life and it'll be over before you know it.
  • Do find something to make the date somewhat manageable — spark up a conversation you know will pique both your interests, try to enjoy the movie you're watching, or simply enjoy the meal you're eating.
  • Do maintain your composure and be polite.
  • Do share the details with a friend after the fact and find the humor in it!
  • Don't be rude or mean.
  • But don't feel bad about about leaving the date early if he's rude or mean to you.
  • Don't beat yourself up over a bad date — they happen to all of us.
  • Don't accept an offer to extend the date — politely say no to drinks or dessert so you can be on your merry way.

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