It’s totally normal to feel a little bit annoyed or a least a somewhat let down when someone cancels a date.
Especially if you were really looking forward to it.
We've all had them, been them, or maybe even called the cops on one or two.
While the thought of an ex rarely brings back happy memories, every now and then encounters with old flames can result in some pretty hilarious situations, as you'll see from the collection of texts from ex-girlfriends gathered below.
First dates are awkward enough without a written documentation of the weirdness that happens on them.
But lucky for us outside observers, those text messages from the encounters get shared, and we get to revel in these first dates gone wrong.
Over the past few years it seems that almost every dating dilemma I hear from my coaching clients and girlfriends has something to do with the texting. He told her how busy he was and she felt flattered that he was keeping in touch.
“Sue” connected with a man on Tinder, they had a couple emails, and then he started texting. I’m going to give you some straight scoop about what texting really means and doesn’t mean.I’ve seen countless women create complete fantasies and get drawn in — often before they even meet a man. With no tonality in messages, texting back and forth creates enormous opportunities to misread and misunderstand intent.I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received from coaching clients with a text conversation pasted in and the question: What do you think he means (aka WTF)????He sent her pictures of the baseball game he attended. She told him about her car trouble and he responded ‘why didn’t you ask me to come help? And, most importantly, how you can take control of the situation – like a grownup! If you are like Sue, Lila or Melissa, here is what you need to know: Continuous texting, when void of in-person meeting, creates a false sense of connection.
Do not assume that getting a bunch of texts from a guy means you are having a relationship. If a man is choosing to only text or primarily text, he’s not showing signs of wanting to get to know you in a meaningful way. Whether it’s because they found someone else, were just playing or because they got scared — that’s 100% immaterial. You feel like you are getting to know one another, but that is not what’s happening.
Others are still in the denial zone and are hoping to get their guy back, even if it’s obvious to everyone but them that it just wasn’t meant to be.