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The How-To Lounge: Wait For Your Date Gracefully

I'm sure the majority of you would agree — a first dinner date can be really stressful. There's nothing more humiliating than sitting at a table with an empty place-setting staring you in the face while you check your watch relentlessly if your date is late. Instead of falling into full-fledged panic mode, check out these tips on how to wait for a tardy date. Click here to


  • Don't pull out your cell phone and text your friends incessantly. This only makes you look as uncomfortable as you feel.
  • Order a drink while you wait. Slowly sipping a glass of wine or a cocktail will soothe your worried mind and give you the look of a girl just out for a drink. Do a little drink research before you head out, and you'll feel that much more confident ordering solo.
  • Check out the menu. There's no reason why you can't take a glance while you're waiting. It'll also keep your eyes busy, so when he does finally show up, you won't look like you were scanning the room for him.
  • Start up a conversation with your waiter. He or she might be running around, but if you ask for a drink or an entree recommendation, chances are they'll be happy to chat for a second or two. A few smiles and you're guaranteed attentive service for the remainder of your night.


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