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(Not) Blinded By Love: Your Survival Guide For A Blind Date

“I tiptoed slowly, praying all the while- let this one not be a disaster. I turned slowly on the blind alley, and tried to sneak in a look and strained my neck just a little bit and some more. I wanted to see before the other end could see me. I didn’t really know what to expect. Would there at least be a resemblance?

As I tried to steal one more look, my foot tripped and I fell and took a few glasses along and there he stood – handsome as his picture and my heart sighed as I examined the mess I was!”

All you lovely ladies thinking this to be an opening scene of a romantic novel, let me tell you – this is very often what transpires when I am off to meet a blind date, after a whirling hit-and-miss ride in the bad world of blind dating. Too many of you must have waded in the same waters and know what a pain it can often be.

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So, if you are fighting for a win (hot date), here are 6 perfect pointers to help you survive a blind date:

1. Be a stalker. We mean it.

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Yes, toss away all the advice that asks you to stay away from stalking. When you are out for a blind date, you really need to stalk the s**t out of the person. Know every possible friggin’ detail. It’s as much a concern for safety as the need to know exactly who we can expect. Yeah, yeah, why try blind dating, then- but that’s the reason we are humans, no? We are confused- most of the time, anyway! And LOVE- that’s always outwitted us, even the best of us!

2. No sneaky spot

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As much as you may have a thing for some sneaky date spots or surreal places where you could get *lucky*, a blind date is definitely not the occasion to unleash your fetish for adventure. So, keep that adrenaline pump locked and pick a safe spot unless you would like to hit the morning news as ‘unclaimed body found dumped’.

3. Don’t dress to impress

Now, now don’t you roll your eyes and go judgmental on me, all I am saying is dress merely for yourself. Don’t dress hoping to impress the random dude you are about to meet. This will ensure that you will try a bit too much and a bit too hard. Not needed, seriously.


4. Kick your BFF in action

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Of course, your BFF is your one-stop solution desk. You need to make sure that they are in action. Send in your coordinates. Give them all the details of where you are headed, the place, the person, his dating profile link and maybe even some snippets of your horny texts as well. Your BFF deserves all the inside knowledge. Who knows she may have to play Mr. Captain if the blind date turns out to be a complete A-hole.

5. No wrong signals

A lot of us are guilty of this. Don’t make the mistake of sending out wrong signals. If you do not like the guy, be polite and leave as soon as you can. There is no point pretending that you would like to see him again when you have the strongest urge to puke. So, do what you feel rather than paint a false picture and lead people on when frankly, you cannot stomach him any further.

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6. Thanks, but no thanks

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When headed for a blind date, you are going to meet all kinds of people. So, you need to know when to oblige and when to deny. If your date is a bit too quick in taking things *forward*, know where to draw the line and turn him out. Of course, it costs nothing to be nice, but you need to know what might land you in a mess.

Here’s to hoping that you meet a hottie on your next blind date!

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(Not) Blinded By Love: Your Survival Guide For A Blind Date
Because you do not have to go to a blind date, blindfolded!
Shruti Fatehpuria

Shruti Fatehpuria

I am a misfit software engineer who left her work in the corporate world to pursue the insatiable quest to write. A freelance worker by the day, I choose to dream with eyes open wide. I have conversations with myself where I talk of the possibilities that life can hold. Too many wishes made on empty starless nights ensure that there are various dreams yet to be lived. I am working my way as I am on a quest to find myself. The greatest journeys are indeed the ones that lie within. I am yet to live my story because right now, the book is full of too many apostrophes and too many commas. The words are jumbled until the right one fits the puzzle. I don't believe in perfection because too many times, it is imperfection which paints the perfect story. I am verbose and I aim at living life in full swing until a speed breaker curbs the tantalizing pace with which I wish to conquer the dreams that would otherwise be too big for the not-so-tiny shoes I wear. Blessed with a lot of chubby fat, I love going the extra mile to conquer my extra dreams with an extra advice after all, we all love a little extra. A die-hard shopaholic, you can often find me laughing on serious stuff inappropriately at wrong times (unintentionally).