Try not to make yourself believe that you are the only person that has ever been stood up.
Regardless of how good your interaction was with this person that you met while online dating, there are never any guarantees that this will lead to a real meetup.
Oftentimes, people become very discouraged about online dating in general when someone that they were connecting so well with stands them up on a date that was agreed upon.
It is understandable to be disappointed.
However, you shouldn’t make the mistake of laying the blame on online dating.
People who meet in the real world get stood up all the time, whether it is someone that you know from work and asked out or someone that you initially met at a bar or club.
People get stood up, period.
Online dating is no different.
You are still dealing with people when you are online dating.
These are the same people that you walk past on the street or sit beside on a train.
These are regular people.
Hence, they will do what people do.
Some people will honor a date and show up and others won’t.
That is just how it is.
Again, it has nothing to do with online dating.
Hence, what you should not do is lay the blame on online dating as a reason why you were stood up.
Again, there are some people who will act in this way because it is who they are.
Regardless of how good your interaction was with them on an online dating site, there are no guarantees that they will show up on a date.
This is why it is important to talk to a reasonable number of people when you are online dating.
In other words, try not to put all of your time and effort on getting to know one person at a time.
You are on an online dating site.
Take advantage of that.
There are an unlimited number of people that you can meet and interact with on an online dating site.
It is always best to be simultaneously interacting with a few people at a time.
This way, you give yourself multiple dating options.
You are not just relying on the one person to show up on a date that the both of you set up.
Being that you are talking to multiple people, you will give yourself a much better chance of actually meeting someone on a date.
This may be the online dating strategy that you should start using.
You should have a healthy attitude about all this and try not to take the fact that you were stood up personally.
Again, you don’t really know what kind of person that you were dealing with.
Regardless of how good of a person they appeared to be on the online dating site, the truth is, you didn’t really know who this person was.
People can choose to be whoever they want online.
They can make up a persona or lifestyle.
They can totally make others believe that they are someone that they really aren’t.
You never truly get to know someone that you have met on an online dating site until you have met them in person and proceed to interact with them in that capacity.
Try not to be discouraged.
As long as you maintain a positive attitude and keep your dating options open, you will ultimately meet someone in person.
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