Everyone hates to hear those dreaded words, the blind date, coming out of someone’s mouth. How many times has a relative or friend come up to you and insist that they know someone who would be perfect for you in every way, but you have never met them before? This is one of those things that people try to talk their way out of every chance they can. No one wants to go out on a date with someone they haven’t even seen before and, while that might sound superficial to a lot of people, it’s a bit more common than you would think.
Think about it this way: you aren’t going to purchase a car that you have never seen, heard run, or test driven, are you? Of course not, as that would be suicidal as far as your financial aspects are concerned. You have no idea what condition that car is going to be in, and that goes the same way for the blind date that someone is trying to set you up with. You just have to be honest with them and yourself, and tell them that you don’t date anyone that you haven’t met before in public.
You need to make sure that the two of you are compatible in more than just one way. Sure, they may be really nice, but if you aren’t attracted to them, then there really isn’t a way that it’s going to work out. You might end up being great friends and all, but that isn’t going to help you with a relationship of a romantic nature. If you do get forced into a blind date and you aren’t attracted to them, then you need to tell them upfront so that there isn’t any confusion later on.
Yes, it’s probably going to hurt that person’s feelings to be told that you aren’t attracted to them in a physical manner, but it’s much better to hurt their feelings early on rather than leading them on and taking a chance to really upset them. Instances like that can have some pretty dangerous consequences if you aren’t careful, and that is why it’s always a good option to just avoid blind dates altogether or do your best to be as honest as you can at the very start of the date. Just make sure that you are tactful with the way you let them down.
There are those occasions when a blind date is the perfect way of finding the one person you are meant to be with. Those moments are rare, at best, but everyone has heard the tale of someone in their family meeting someone on a blind date that ended up in 50 plus years of happiness. It may not work out that way for you every time, but you could be the next rarity in the relationship world, and that would change your life forever. Whether you like them or not, blind dates can, sometimes, at least be worth a shot.