Dating and the Fall Through

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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You might have met someone that you really liked and the two of you may have planned to go out. However, when the day came that the two of you were supposed to meet up, he or she might have cancelled your plans. So, what do you do if this happens? How do you approach this type of situation? Though the answers to these questions may be different for everyone, here are a few suggestions.

1. Consider the situation.

Try to understand that something else might have come up in his or her life. Maybe, he or she had issue with a family member that he or she had to attend to. Maybe, he or she was called into work. Leave room for the possibility that something might have come up, and when you get the chance to talk to him or her, ask him or her what happened.

2. Consider other options.

Call a friend and let him or her know what happened and schedule a different outing. Try to be open minded to doing something else, so you can get a breath of fresh air and aren't focusing on the cancellation all night. Try to plan something fun with your friends to occupy your attention, and wait until the next day to call the person that you were supposed to go out with if that is in your plans.

3. Stay positive.

Though this date may have not worked out, that doesn't mean that there won't be another in your future. So, try to enjoy time with the other people in your life and have fun. Try to focus on the positive aspects if you can, and do your best to have a good time.

4. Communicate with others.

Try to talk to others about their day, and enjoy conversation with friends and family. This might help you relax a bit and it might help take the focus off your cancelled plans. It also might bring new perspective to the situation to make it easier to process.

If you were supposed to go out with someone and he or she cancelled his or her plans with you then do your best to take a step back and reflect. He or she may have had something pressing come up in his or her life, so when the two of you talk again, ask him or her about it. Instead of staying home and thinking about the cancellation, try to reach out to friends or family to find other plans, and do your best to have a good time.

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Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue writes lifestyle articles.

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