Every woman has her own way of preparing for a very special date. Some starts their preparation a week before by having their legs waxed and some facial peels done. Some women prepare overnight in order to get over their nervousness, while others get up early and prepare everything so that they are ready for their date in the evening. For women, all dates are special and worth preparing for, and it is really disappointing and sometimes hurtful when the guy suddenly cancels the date. Ugh!

When a Guy Cancels a Date, What to Say


 “It is okay I understand. Maybe we can just set it on another time when we’re both not busy.”


 “I understand, but you could have told me a few days before so that I would not have cancelled an important appointment.”


 “Oh, okay. “ And then don’t reply to any call or message from that guy again. Ever.


“Okay. If I knew you will call to cancel this date, I would not have agreed in the first place.”


 “It’s okay, I’m used to it.”


“Okay, don’t ask me out again unless you are really sure with what you really want.”


When a guy cancels a date, what to say is very important because this will really leave an impression to the guy. 

If you really want to go out with this man and are willing to make compromise, you can try something like, “Aww, I really feel sad because you cancelled our date. Can’t we go out even after the family affair you need to attend to?”


 “Oh, all right, just don’t bother me next time!”


 “You should have checked all your appointments before asking for a date with me.”


 “Fine.” And then block him from your contacts and other social media.

When a Guy Cancels a Date, What to Do


Have fun even by yourself

Don’t get upset just because the man of your dreams cancelled your date. Go to a nice restaurant and have dinner with your girl friends or even just by yourself. Sometimes, the best date is not anyone else, but yourself. You may feel rejected because of the cancellation, but cheer up and wear that lovely dress you wanted to wear during your date. Who knows, by treating yourself, you might meet the right person for you.


Analyze the situation objectively

When a guy cancels a date, what to say is important, but knowing what to do is the best thing you can do for yourself. You can’t avoid feeling hurt, but it is important to think objectively. Analyze the situation. Was he respectful when he cancelled your date? Did he seem ashamed when he had to cancel your date? Did he give you a valid reason? If your answer to these questions is “no”, great. It is a good thing he cancelled your date, so you don’t get deeply involved with this kind of man. He is not worth it.


Find out if he deserves a second chance

It won’t hurt if you give him a chance to make up for the cancelled date. Some of the few reasons why you should reschedule the date are:

  • He calls you as soon as possible when he found out he can’t make it on your date.

  • He asks for a reschedule instead of cancelling your date. That means he really wants to spend time with you.

  • He sends you flowers and a note saying that he is very sorry for the cancellation and he wants to make it up to you.

  • He promises to do anything and everything just to make up for the cancelled date.


Give him the chance to reschedule

If you found his reasons for cancelling the date acceptable, then you may consider a reschedule. But since he was the one who cancelled, he should also be the one to ask for a reschedule. Or you may try asking for followup after the cancellation. For example, his reason was he needed to attend an emergency meeting at work, simply ask, "How was the meeting?" Then let him be the one to ask for another chance to make up for the cancelled date. 


Leave without hesitation if…

There are a lot of reasons why a guy cannot avoid but to cancel your date, but if you notice the following signs, dump him immediately:

  • He cancelled your date by simply sending you a text message at the last minute.

  • He announced on social media that he cancelled your date.

  • One of his friends or his ex-girlfriend cancelled your date on his behalf.

  • He sent you a private message on social media that he can’t make it without giving any reasons.


Meet new people

Don’t invest too much emotion on that guy who cancelled your date. There are many fish in the sea, and you’ll definitely meet someone out there who’s a lot finer and is a true gentleman. Go out and meet new people. By doing this, the emotional effects of the cancellation will not be too heavy for you.

So with the help of the points mentioned above, when a guy cancels a date, what to say and what to do will just be easy for you.


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