Sometimes dating isn’t all roses, candy and promises you have no intentions of keeping. Sometimes dating is a series of auditions, giving men and women a test run to see whether they’re right for the role. This, unfortunately means that you’re inevitably going to be spending time with people who just aren’t right for you.
For every night of magical conversation and undeniable chemistry, you’re going to run into people who just bore you to tears. Others will be so mind-bogglingly offensive that you won’t be able to understand why they’re allowed out of the house without a police escort. Still others will be filled to the brim with barely restrained gender-based resentment or have insanely unrealistic ideas about what relationships are like.
It’s enough to put somebody off dating entirely.
However, just because a date isn’t going as wonderfully as one might hope doesn’t mean that it has to be an unmitigated disaster. In fact, some of my favorite dating experiences were because of bad dates.
Sound confusing? Well, sometimes it’s all about how you decide to look at things. With a little creativity, and the right mindset you can salvage – or escape – any date with minimal emotional scarring. This handy guide to bad dates will help you coast through even some of the worst dates.