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So She Stood You Up...

Aug 17, 2007
Have you ever had this experience? You finally found the nerve to ask that "special girl" out on a date to dinner and a movie. Without even hesitating she gave you a nervous "yes!". Perhaps you even talked further on the phone and felt that you two clicked well. The date was planned and finally comes Saturday night. You are all decked out in your best shirt, nice shoes, with money to spend, and waiting at the agreed restaurant meeting place.

About 30 minutes goes by and your thinking "Ok, no problem, she's just late". So you ask the bartender for another drink and you wait some more. Now an hour has gone by and you are beginning to worry so you call her cell phone, nothing. You call her house, nothing. You call her pager, nothing.

And then you realize in the pit of your stomach that you were just stood up. She is a "no show" and you had no idea that this was going to happen. What do you do next? Well if you get angry at situations like this and blow your top then please read the following tips that can help you retain your composure.

1. You need to understand that she has a right to abandon the date. You do not own her nor should you have had any expectations. Yes I realize that it was extremely rude but still yet, you should not take rejection personally.

2. Be honest with yourself in realizing that your anger over this rejection is related to your need for gratification from another person, which is wrong. Be confident in that you can move on, do better, and find someone less flaky.

3. Instead of getting all bent out of shape and spending the night mad, use the experience as a spring board to have a good time that same night. And, do not call her back to argue or leave hateful messages. Let it go. You are above such actions.
About the Author
John and Leanne Morris are dating and relationship coaches. For more dating tips and advice check out:

http://www.ChristianDating-Advice.com
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