It doesn’t matter what type of relationship you are looking for, there are times when you meet up with a new date and they are just not what you were expecting.
This can be quite common with internet dating, photos are not always up to date and there are people who dress up their profile so much that they are unrecognisable! Why? This achieves nothing but stress in the long run. I am a firm believer in truth being the best policy and I do expect the truth from others. Does this make me naïve? I don’t think so, as much as I expect the truth, I also understand that people will gloss over things and add some sparkle when it comes to their profiles, I take most things with a pinch of salt and a large dose of scepticism.
What should you do if you find yourself on a disaster date? The way I see it is you have two options. Firstly, you can sit it out and see what happens. After making all of that effort to get ready and actually go on the date why not just try to enjoy the evening? The alternative is to run for the hills, probably not the best option unless it is absolutely necessary.
There are several options here and some are far more practical than others.
Of course I write this with a wry sense of humour, I would never recommend climbing through a window to escape a dating disaster (although I do know a couple of people who have considered it!). When you get to the stage of meeting someone, I hope you know enough about them to be comfortable and confident that you at least have one thing in common.