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Dear Poll: Have You Ever Been Stood Up?



What is it with my friends and dating? A girlfriend called me from a restaurant this week, hysterical, because her date stood her up! Now being a few minutes late is one thing, but since no one leaves their house without either a cell phone, BlackBerry or iPhone, there is simply no excuse for leaving someone in the lurch. Thankfully, I have never been put in that position, but I am sure my friend isn't alone here. Ladies, what I want to know is, have you ever been stood up?

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somnambulist somnambulist 9 years
Its happened to me more than once, sadly. A good friend of mine is a wiz at dating and she tells me that those who stand people up are just very inconsiderate! And you know what? its TRUE!!!
melda melda 9 years
i am very shy i would be really embarrassed if that happened
melda melda 9 years
no never happened to me
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Yes, by my boyfriend at the time. He did it many times. I finally broke it off with him, and when he was asking me why, that was one of the things I told him. Also, by my good guy friend, but, for good reason. He was in the hospital because he passed out from his heart condition. :-(
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
No, but I've stood one too many people up :( Not on purpose, though.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Yes, we were going to play paintball (haha :) ).....at the paintball place my aunt and uncle owned and ran (SO embarrassing!!)...and I just sat there and waited forever and he never called or anything. This was in high school, so I found him the next Monday and asked what happened and he made up some BS about family problems or something, so I didn't talk to him anymore ever again.
llsand llsand 9 years
Never, but i'd be enraged if it happened to me.
totonlaura totonlaura 9 years
Late yes but never stood up.
sugarbritches sugarbritches 9 years
Never been stood up, thank god! What a crappy feeling that would be.
girlgreen girlgreen 9 years
Yes, I got stood up in 9th grade for my first high school dance! I cried in my room for hours. Then my older sister took me to see The Sixth Sense to make me feel better.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
Yeah, I had a habit of attracting quite a few losers in my younger days. Good thing that's over.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Yes, I have! and I couldn't believe it. Sad part was she was supposed to be one of my best friends! and she did it more than once. to make a long story short, we aren't friends anymore. and she doesnt have many left HAHA
adelka adelka 9 years
Marci, way to go! I would have done the same thing.
ErieIndiana ErieIndiana 9 years
Yeah, my friend set us up. After we had decided on a date/time, he told me that he would call right before and ask for directions to my house. Never happened.
Marci Marci 9 years
I was stood up by a guy that I was dating on my birthday. It was a Friday night and he told me what train he'd be on to meet him, and he wasn't on the train. I tried to call him but got voice mail, so I waited for the next train. And the next. I was a little surprised because I'd been seeing him for about 8 months, even though there had been one or two other odd incidents along the way. Anyway, he never called the rest of the weekend then had the audacity to call me first thing Monday morning. He said 'Hello'. I said 'Is everything alright?' He said yes. I asked 'Nobody died?' He said 'Nooooo.....' So I said 'Good. And goodbye.' He called all day everyday for about a week before he realized I wasn't going to talk to him. He finally turned up at my office. He was angry because a mutual friend had asked me: What did you get for your birthday? And I told him "I got stood up". So the boyfriend was ticked off that I was telling people that. :)
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I have never been stood up by a date, but I have done it to someone. I had no cell phone, and I was unable to get there or get to a phone, honest! I also didn't really try to go somewhere with a phone so ...
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
Never but I'd be soooo mad...
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
When I was in HS, my boyfriend at the time stood me up on our one year anniversary. I sat at home waiting for him to pick me up all day and he never even called. What a winner, right? Thank God I finally got the confidence to dump him before I went to college.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Yes, but it wasn't terrible. The guy was a douchebag. And I wasn't embarrassed, just enraged at his lack of common decency and manners.
Belle1031 Belle1031 9 years
I have never been stood up, but I did stand up a guy once. I felt horrible because we set our first date then he showed up to the movie theater in gym clothes, and not sexy gym clothes but like HS gym clothes with the sweats and everything. I freaked out and left the movies before he could recognize me. After I apologized, but didn't tell him the real reason for standing him up. Were friends now but its was the most cruel thing I ever did to any guy!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I've had dates been late, but I have never been stood up!
Marseeah Marseeah 9 years
I've never been stood up, but last night at a beer/cheese tasting class, my lawyer husband was 2 hours late! Damn subpoenas, always making him do work!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
No. But in my days of dating, we also didn't have cell phones, Blackberries, etc. Still, I can't recall ever having been stood up.
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