Whether you are dating in Denver or single somewhere else in the world, everyone gets nervous before a first date. There is advice galore out there for what to do and not to do on a first date. But all of that advice is useless if you don’t start the date off on time.
What Time Should You Arrive for a Date?
Early? Right on time? Fashionably late? My advice is 5 minutes early. Why is that? Well, think about it. You are waiting at the bar for your date to arrive. Maybe you have been stood up before, maybe you haven’t, but either way there is always some doubt as to whether your date will show up this time. The longer those clock hands tick past the start time of your date, the more those feelings of doubt start to build. By the time you arrive, even if it’s just 5 minutes late, you are starting out with a big black mark, even if your date says they understand.
You Know You’re Late
As soon as you know you are going to be even just a few minutes late, give your date a call. Don’t have the number? Call the restaurant or bar and have them find your date and let him/her know. Even if it is time for your date to start and you just found a meter, so you are almost there, call and let your date know! Got a last minute phone call before you left the house or the office but think you can make up time, touch base with your date. Disagree? Have some other advice? We want to hear it, post a response!