Finding Unexpected Happiness
The waters of the dating pool can be a harsh place where difficult lessons are to be learned, but there are times when even a blind date is a success. When the person shows up on time, turns out to be urbane and interesting, and they are good at listening, it can bring unexpected happiness to an often frightening scenario. Rather than meeting an ax murderer or an egotistical cad, the blind date has found someone worthwhile. It is these moments in life that make it worth trying yet again to find a good partner for life.
Nightmares are usually the first thought of those involved in an upcoming blind date, but it does not have to be that way. People move far from home on a regular basis today, so they are not always familiar with the local hot spots for meeting other singles. The person might have just gotten past losing their spouse to illness, or they could have divorced a spouse who cheated. Some divorcees prefer not to date until their children are almost grown, so getting back into the singles scene could be new to them.
There are many reasons why intelligent and thoughtful people have been out of the dating game for a while, yet they suffer the misconceptions the same as those who have almost run out of options due to their own bad behavior. Meeting a date for the first time is not a guarantee that life just went down the tubes, so going to it with an open mind is good.
Meeting new people can cause anxiety, and dating has its own share of the same prescription. For those suffering through yet another blind date made by friends or family, approaching it with the thought that it could turn out to be fun might salvage their evening.