The first challenge presents itself before the date begins. You agree to meet at 7pm, but what time do you actually arrive?
- Too early seems overly eager. As you sit there, half an hour early, we invite you to reflect on your mistakes. You now have at least 30 minutes to scroll through the same Facebook feed, look up at the door whenever it opens, and overthink every word they ever spoke.
- Arriving too late sets a bad tone for the potential relationship. No excuse, be it a late-running train, a Google Maps failure, or even a dying grandmother, can save the relationship from this poor start.
- Arriving at 7 pm on the dot seems the answer – but if you’re anything like me, your anxiety will still be in overdrive.