You’re attending a family affair and are tired of answering your Tia’s million dollar question: Why are you still single? Even though you may be perfectly satisfied with your single status, it would be nice to shut everyone up for one night. Imagine the looks you’ll get when sauntering in with a stunning date. Think of the fun you’ll have rejecting the 70-year-old who asks you to merengue. If you show up with a date, you won’t have to endure his Lambada.
So, let’s get you a last minute date! Here are 5 tips so you won’t walk into the party alone.
CREATE A FUN LIST
Think of your last minute date as someone to keep you company for an evening. He isn’t your future husband, so he doesn’t have to be perfect! Make a list of your fun male friends and acquaintances, college friends, high school friends, and coworkers—they may be at your service, if you simply dare to ask!
ENLIST THE HELP OF FRIENDS
If you’re more of a girl’s girl, you may have trouble finding a fun male friend that’s available at the last minute. But you do have girlfriends that may know a perfect last minute date. Tell them what you need! It should work out for the best; your friends know you well, so they shouldn’t steer you wrong.
USE THE POWER OF FACEBOOK
Facebook’s ‘Friends of Friends’ tool must have been invented for last minute dates. I saw The Social Network—Zuckerburg really wanted acceptance from women!
Get on Facebook and update your status. Write something like: Help me rub my family’s nose in it! Get me a last minute date! Soon enough, your friends will share and friends of friends will line up to take you out.
CIRCULATE YOUR LOCAL SPOTS
If you have your own version of Cheers, you can find a last minute date where everyone knows your name. Whether it’s the friendly bartender or a manager, you have guys at your disposal. Be bold and ask them out. Explaining your situation will also help, especially since they already feel like family.
USE ONLINE DATING TOOLS
OKCupid’s Crazy Blind Date tool was developed for those who need a date, and are willing to go out with someone they’ve never met. How does it work? Download the Crazy Blind Date app for iPhone or Android. Snap a photo of yourself or they’ll choose one from your camera roll at random. Choose which night you want to go on a date and pick the place where you’d like to meet. And there you have it—a last minute date!
No matter what tips work or who you walk in the room with, be confident. What matters is that you’re having fun—and that you’re rubbing their noses in it!