A couple are out for coffee on a blind date

What to Expect on a Blind Date

Remember These Tips for a Blind Date

Your friend tells you that there is someone you should meet and they would to set-up with each other. You figure your love life has been lacking lately, so you’ll give it a whirl. But now that the blind date is approaching, your mind is whirling, you are nervous and wondering what to expect. Here are a few tips for a blind date to remember before going out.

You Could Get Stood Up

Believe it or not, but you are more likely to get stood up when going on a blind date than a traditional date. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, meeting someone you have never met before can be intimidating. Nerves sometimes get the best of people and they back out. Secondly, the person does not know you. As such, it’s easier for them to stand you up than if you were someone they knew.

You May Not Be Compatible

Compatibility is something that you either have or you don’t have. While your friends may think you may be compatible, you simply won’t know until you meet and interact. Be aware when being set-up on a blind date that you may or may not be compatible and don’t take it personally if you are not. As long as both of you are open, friendly and outgoing, you should be able to avoid awkward pauses, which may make the situation easier. If you are shy and closed-off, a blind date can be hard.

The Date May be a Disaster

Lastly, when going on a blind date, you need to prepare yourself for the fact that the date could be a fairytale come true, or it could be a disaster. You are meeting a complete stranger and they may not live up to your expectations. First impressions can make or break how you feel about someone and typically, people at least have a first impression of someone before they agree to go on a date with them. You do not have that luxury when blind dating. As such, the date can go in any number of directions.

Blind dates can be scary, nerve-wracking and intimidating. But, they can also be a great way to meet a new love interest. The problem is you won’t know how you feel about the person until you see and meet them. As such, always keep your expectations low and be open to the possibility of the date going amazing or poorly. This is the best way to mentally preparing yourself for the unknown associated with blind dating.