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How to Deal with a Bad Date

A Rose

A bad date is a place you don’t want to be.

It’s no one’s fault, yet no matter how well you seem to get on online, you can easily find yourself in a public place with a stranger having a real struggle with simple conversation.

What should you do?

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How to Deal with Rejection

Graffiti depicting rejection.

The cause behind most online dating disappointments is rejection. No one likes being rejected and depending upon your level of sensitivity and commitment to online dating, the regularity with which you are plagued by feelings of rejection may be occasional or quite often.

However, rejection is inevitable — both in online dating and “traditional” dating. It cannot be avoided. Even the most eligible matches have experienced rejection; it is part and parcel of leading any kind of life that doesn’t involve hiding in a cave, living a hermit-esque existence and cutting yourself off from the world.

With that in mind, your success in online dating is partly attributable to how well you handle rejection and how quickly you bounce back from it. In this post I want to explore why online dating rejection should be nothing but a minor road bump on the journey to finding your perfect match.

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Should You Go On a Second Date if There Was No Spark?

A lit match.

Online dating offers up a host of ironies of which my favorite is probably the “first date no spark” scenario.

You get yourself in a right tangle of nerves about the date for whatever reason: you might be new to online dating, or perhaps you think the match is particularly suited to you. You feel like there’s a lot riding on the date and you’ve got to be on top form.

And then that much-anticipated spark isn’t there. Your date might be perfectly friendly and perhaps even interesting but you don’t feel that special something that signifies the beginning of something beautiful (or at least, you know, nice).

The question then is, should you give a match another go if there were no butterflies first time around?

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Exploring the Dangers of Online Dating

Online Dating Dangers

You don’t need me to tell you that it’s a big bad world out there. My recent post on online dating horror stories was probably enough to make you think twice about how you conduct yourself online.

The fact is that there are online dating “dangers”, although it’s not a word I am particularly keen on in this context. The danger is typically only present under rare circumstances and only if you put yourself in a position where that danger can become a major issue.

In this post, I want to explore a few of the common online dating dangers, and what you can do to mitigate or avoid them.

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