We’ve all had bad dates, but there are some that are so bad they are elevated to code orange status that, in plebian terms, we simply refer to as ‘disaster.’ Here are four possible scenarios and what to do if you find yourself in the midst of one.
Awkward Date Possible Disaster #1:
You arrive home from your date only to realize that you’ve had a piece of spinach in your teeth the entire time!
Fix: First dates are all about first impressions and there’s nothing like having food stuck in your teeth or a marinara sauce stain on your dress to give your date the loud and clear message that you’re a slob! You can avoid this by keeping a compact mirror in your handbag to discreetly check yourself at various points through the evening. Also, when eating Italian food, it’s best to avoid wearing white. You’re just inviting spills to happen!
Possible Disaster #2:
You’re excited that your date scored reservations at the hot new ‘It’ restaurant until your ex and his new girlfriend show up too and are seated at the next table.
Fix: How awkward! Hopefully, your ex will notice you before he and Miss My-Boobs-Are-Totally-Fake sit down and ask to be seated elsewhere. If not (or if the restaurant is crowded and it’s not possible to move,) here’s what you do: just pretend he’s not there. In fact, even if you are on the most gut-wrenchingly boring date of your life, you act as if your date is the funniest, most glamorous person you’ve ever met and you are having the time of your life. If you do happen to lock eyes with the ex, give him a quizzical look and cock your head a tad, as if he looks familiar but you can’t quite place him and then turn your attention back to your date and meal. If he acknowledges or speaks to you, gush, “Oh, I didn’t recognize you! Nice to see you,” and then say nothing further. You don’t want to let him think that his presence has in any way impacted your meal or made you uncomfortable. You want to appear to be completely and totally over him.
Possible Disaster #3:
Your date walks you to the door and you sort of stand there, shuffling through platitudes of “What a great night!” and “We should totally do this again!” when you really just want him to kiss you.
Fix: What is this – high school? You should decide sometime by the end of the date whether you want to kiss him that night or not. If you don’t, it’s easy to avoid any awkwardness – a nice “See ya!” and a wave will do. However, if you do want to kiss him, it’s good to give him signs beforehand. Don’t act like an Ice Queen and then expect him to be overcome with passion. Instead, send flirty signals such as squeezing his hand, touching his hair, giving him long, come-hither glances. And then, at the end of the date, lingering as you say goodbye will no doubt let him know that you are looking forward to locking lips.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"