Fit4love Friday: Date Gone Bad


This week’s topic is about what to do when you’re on a date, and it’s not going well.

  • Have you ever been on a date that just wasn’t working?
  • Remember that discomfort when you couldn’t find anything to talk about?

I have a few suggestions for you if you’re ever in that position again.

Even bad dates are opportunities to practice your dating skillsView a bad date as good practice.  Remember, the more you practice the better you’ll get at deciding whether a person will be a good fit.

When you’re on a date and it’s hard to make conversation, experiment with changing topics and bringing humor into the situation. You could ask your date this question,

What would you say if I asked you if we could start this date over again?

One of my clients carried a business card with her, that had this message on the back, “Good for 1 do-over.”

Most importantly, don’t take a bad date personally.  You’re just not a good match; there’s no one at fault. Give yourself credit for taking risks and reaching out.  That’s what matters.

Until next time, enjoy the journey.


P.S.  Have you ever tried humor on a date that wasn't going well? What happened? How did your date react? Did it help you relax? Did it help you through?

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