When you're on a date- the last thing you want to do is embarrass yourself, but it would seem that many single Brits are having a disastrous time of it. Here are the worst of all the dating disasters according to Arnicare and what you can do to overcome such scenarios.
'I dropped food down myself'- This is the perfect opportunity to make a joke- along the lines of 'how did I miss my mouth?' or 'do you think the shop will believe I bought it like this when I take it back?'. It happens to everyone so don't freak out.
'I tripped/fell over'- The ideal time to ask them for a hand up so they feel like you're hero!
'I took a date to a terrible film'- It's an excuse to go out with them out again- to take them to see a good one.
'I bumped into an ex'- If you're going to see them at all- better to be on a date so you don't have to stop for awkward chatter- It shows you're moving on too.
'I got food stuck in my teeth'- If your date is kind enough to tell you, it gives you the chance to sneak off and top up your make-up while removing the offending item!
'I misread the situation and went in for a kiss'- We've all read the signals wrong- so why not make it light-hearted and just say- 'wow I totally misread that- so sorry.'
'I choked on my food/drink'- And that's when you can signal for them to pat your back and come to your rescue.
'My Mum called during my date'- If you're close to your family- it can spark the conversation between you and your date about them and hopefully they will feel the same way about their loved ones.
'I forgot my money'- Again, you can turn this into a second date- and tell them you'll pay for the next one.
'I smashed a glass'- You can give them an insight into your world and tell them you only have plastic cups at your place. Then you might talk house.
'I spilled a drink over my date'- You could offer to take them shopping to buy them a replacement- and get another date out of it.
'I ended up in A&E'- If they stay with you- you know they're worth a second date.
'I burned myself'- Maybe they will kiss it better for you?
'I walked into a lamppost/window'- At this point you can tell them that you're clumsy- while you're learning stuff about each other- at least you're being honest.
' I got my skirt tucked into my knickers or left my flies open all night'- Brush it off and just say something like 'I'm glad I wore the pretty ones!'
'I had a fake tan disaster'- Cover up the part on your body it happened to and depending on how comfortable you feel with them- give them a sneaky peek at your legs or your arms during the night to make them laugh.