is there anything more terrifying than a blind date? i think i’d rather do a trust fall into drunken frat house. fortunately you dating souls live in a digital world, so the odds of ever going on a truly “blind” date are slim to none. thank you Facebook. your friends and family would have to work pretty hard to make sure you never saw a picture of the person they’re setting you up with.
which should probably scare the crap out of you.
or even worse, if that person has absolutely no online presence, you can pretty much assume he/she is an assassin or serial killer. the only other option is someone who completely shuns technology and those people aren’t to be trusted either.
if you have to go on a blind date, here’s some survival tips:
1. set a time limit – avoid the “good god, when is this ever going to end?” feeling by knowing when it will end. always, always, ALWAYS have some place else you have to be. a friends house, a dentist appointment, obsessive 9pm cat grooming…it doesn’t really matter. because seriously, if you have to say your cat needs grooming to get out of a blind date, it’s pretty much doomed anyway.
2. have an escape plan – if it is going so painfully awful you’d rather be forced to listen to the Black Eyed Peas for eternity, you need to have the means to bail out. i’m not going to say to outright lie and claim you just got a text saying your apartment’s been robbed. i’m not. really. mostly. that would be wrong. right? right.
3. drive yourself – do not put yourself in a position where you are at the mercy of someone else to get you out of there. live in a walking city? make sure you’ve got cab fare.
4. go armed with conversation – hopefully your friends and family love you and can offer you some info about the person they are setting you up with. be prepared to engage starting with what you know, then move into new territory. if there is no new territory, see number 2.
ya know, there is a possibility things could go well. if they do, you can fudge the time limit and let your cats matted fur wait one more night. however, don’t go too much over your limit. leaving your date wanting more can be totally hawt and could increase your second date odds by 47%. that’s science.
what did i miss? what are some other blind date survival tips?