My friend told me that blind dates are a bad idea. This is obviously an opinion. I’m going to try and consider whether this is the case or not.
To be honest, there are very few instances where I don’t end up dating a lot of people before I meet someone I like. This can be done with people that are full of themselves or people that know what they want and go out looking for it. The other half of the time people are just plain boring and annoying and I just have to get away from them.
Let’s just assume for a second that blind dates aren’t a good idea. If that’s the case then I’m sure I’m not the only person in the world who has ever experienced a complete stranger come up to me at a restaurant and ask if I would like to go on a blind date. Oh, and these people might actually be married!
Do you know how I feel about this? Have you ever met someone who came up to you at a restaurant and said I would like to go on a blind date with someone else who doesn’t even know me?
Then there are all the times that I’ve ended up having to go on a blind date with someone that I’ve never met. It isn’t worth the effort to waste my time on someone that I really don’t like anyway. Plus I do sometimes end up meeting someone that I really like and we get on really well.
But if I end up meeting someone that I really like it doesn’t mean that I have to go on a blind date with them. There’s no need to. They probably don’t even know that I’m not OK with blind dates.
I think that you may have thought that your date was really nice. Maybe they had a great smile and a great attitude. But they weren’t interested in you like you were interested in them. They were probably just going to the bar because they had to get somewhere.
In my opinion the reason that it might have seemed like they were interested in you was because they knew that you were interested in them. If they were looking for you then it seems likely that they might try to give you a chance. Now you’re not the only one that I’ve ever met that can do this.
But if you try and you find yourself getting sidetracked and having to go somewhere else you might have thought that they might be interested in you. But that’s just because they didn’t have your attention.
Blind dates should be reserved for those that are interested in the same things as you. It’s ridiculous to think that you should try and find a date that has other interests than yours. And it’s also irresponsible to end up wasting time on someone who is just going to the bar.
As far as I’m concerned any type of blind date that you take is completely pointless. It’s like bringing your dog to a play date with your brother. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you end up fighting.
So, if you are going to take a blind date then you might as well go to a play date. Or at least bring your camera. Because if you meet someone who wants to be in a relationship then it’s really a wasted opportunity.