A few weeks ago, I went to my first blind date.
As soon as I arrived, my date started to tell me that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to go on the date.
I asked her why she was hesitant.
“Because it’s a date,” she told me.
“I don’t want to go out with someone who is so stupid.”
I thought that was an incredible thing to say.
And yet, for the most part, it was.
Blind dates are not for everyone.
For most people, they are not.
But for a lot of people, blind dates are a chance to feel safe and connected to another person.
And because blind dates can be fun, it can be really fulfilling, too.
The following are five common reasons people don’t go on blind dates:1.
You don’t have a date with someone2.
You are busy3.
You have a lot to do4.
You want to avoid confrontation5.
You just don’t feel like you belongThere are several things you can do to improve your chances of being a blind date—not the least of which is to read up on dating.
And while blind dates aren’t for everyone, they’re certainly not impossible.
Here are some things you should know before you commit to a blind relationship:1) What is a blind partner?
A blind partner is someone who has no contact with you, no communication whatsoever, and who cannot communicate with you.
Blind partners don’t care about the dates you do or don’t date, and are generally unaware of the dates that you go on.2) When should you have a blind dating date?
For some people, having a blind dates a date is a no-brainer.
For others, it may be the last thing they want to do.
In the end, your decision should depend on how you feel about the date itself and how well you connect with other people on a date.3) What are the rules for a blinddating date?
Before you commit, think about your options and decide whether you are going to go blind.
If you don’t like seeing other people, you can opt out of the date, or if you want to try something else, you could consider a date without a date, with someone else.4) How do I know if someone is okay with being blind?
Your date might feel awkward and you might feel uncomfortable if you are alone.
This is OK.
The best way to find out if your date feels comfortable with you and has made you feel comfortable is to make eye contact with them and ask questions.
You might want to start by asking about your dating history.
You may also want to ask them if they would be comfortable with a date that is only with you once.
For example, you might want a date if you can’t go out, or you want a chance at a date after work, if you have other important things to do or things you want done.5) How can I make sure my date doesn’t feel uncomfortable?
Your first step is to ask your date if they have any special needs.
You can also ask about their relationship status, if they are a couple, if there is any type of disability, if it’s something that makes them uncomfortable, or how they feel about having to explain something.
If they can’t tell you about any of these things, ask them about their history and about their current relationship.
If your date says that they’re fine, it means that they feel comfortable with it.
Your next step is probably going to be the most difficult one.
You probably want to be as accepting as possible.
And, you may want to tell your date that you are happy for them to go.
However, your date is not the only person who is going to feel uncomfortable on a blinddate.
If this happens, the next step should be to talk about it with your date and ask them to be sure they don’t think it’s an unsafe date.
If you have any questions about the dating process, contact our partner services team at [email protected] or by calling 1-800-821-2660.