Every one has a reason/s why he or she will cancel a date. Probably something came up at work or home, maybe you are not feeling well. It could be that you’re just not feeling it anymore.
No matter the reason, you should relay that information to your date and the best way to do that is by sending a text.
The type of text you should send also depends on the situation.
7 TEXTS TO USE WHEN CANCELLING A DATE
1. You Have A Bad Feeling About Your Date
“Heya, sorry but I have to cancel.” Your instincts tell you that your date is bad news, listen to it. But hey, you cannot really know if someone is the right person for you after one or two dates.
If you feel you are not safe around your date and you need to distance yourself, then communicate your intention and then block your date.
2. You’re Dealing With Personal Issues
“Hi there, sorry i have to cancel on you, but I’m dealing with some personal issues right now. I hope we can do this another time.”
Maybe you’re anxious about your date, or maybe your head isn’t at the right place, just be honest about it.
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Mind you, you have to pay attention to how your date responds. Seeing how he/she reacts will tell you if he/she is the one.
3. You Like Them Enough, But You’re Not Interested In Them Romantically
“See, I really enjoy spending time with you, but I don’t want to give you the wrong impression. I’d love to hang out as friends if you’re interested.”
You don’t see yourself getting romantic with this person, but the person is fun to be with. Remember, do not push for friendship, leave your options open enough so that he/she can decide if they’re okay with hanging out as just friends.
4. They Have Feelings For You But It’s Not Reciprocated
” I have to be honest with you. I’m sorry. I really enjoyed getting to know you and you’re great. But I don’t feel a connection and I don’t want to waste both of our time.”
If you sense that your date has strong feelings for you and you don’t, let the other party know. Having a conversation in real time is the right thing to do because it ultimately shows that you care enough.
5. You Realize You’re Just Not Ready To Date
“I’m sorry to cancel on you, but I’m just not ready to date right now. I want you to know that it’s not you. I think you’re great and lovely.”
Be very clear and direct when you’re cancelling a date. If you’re in the situation of not being ready to date, it’s okay to say that. Do not leave any room for the other person to blame themselves.
6. You’re Not That Interested In Going Out With Them At All
“Hi, I’m sorry to do this but I don’t think we’re the right fit. We are not compatible I wish you all the best.”
You can agree to a date and then later on realize that you’re just not that excited about it. It’s normal. Be very clear about your intentions to your date, because being clear will help them to move on.
7. Something Comes Up And You Still Want To See Them
“Hey, I’m so sorry, but something came up tonight and I can’t get out of it. I really want to see you. Can we schedule for tomorrow night instead?”
Due to work, emergency or sickness you cannot go out on a date but you really want to see this person. Just give a simple explanation, if you’re interested in going out at another time, let them know.
With dating, communication and honesty are important. Do not feel uncomfortable cancelling a date. Be open as to why you’re cancelling.