You’ve planned an awesome date but life happens. You need to cancel on your date, but you don’t want them to think you’re just a flake. Here’s how to cancel a date, without blowing your chances to reschedule:
1. Be open about why you’re cancelling
If you want them to believe you, the first step is to be honest about why you’re cancelling. You don’t need to go into too much detail, just give them a reason.
2. Cancel as soon as you can
Once you realize that the timing for your date doesn’t work, cancel as soon as you can. Don’t put off canceling to the very last-minute.
3. Do it by phone
Cancelling via text is the easy way to do things, but cancelling via a phone call shows a bit more authenticity.
You’d be surprised how far a simple “sorry” can get you when you want to stay in someone’s good graces.
5. Suggest an alternate time, date, and activity
Nothing gets the point that you want to see them across better than having concrete “rain-check” plans. If you want them to believe you want another date, already have your makeup date planned.
Hopefully these tips keep you from blowing your chances when you have to cancel a date.
Good Luck Out There.