This लेख was written द्वारा फैन्पॉप guest contributor Trina G.

Dating isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Just when you’ve gotten all excited about getting the chance to have रात का खाना with the guy you’ve had a crush on for months, Murphy’s Law kicks in and everything goes wrong.

Are आप cursed? Are आप doomed to be single forever? Absolutely not! It’s just life. Just in case things do go downhill, however, here are 5 things that can potentially go wrong on your first date, and what आप can do to fix them.

1. आप Have a Cold

There’s nothing और frustrating than planning a रात का खाना तारीख, दिनांक with a great guy and then catching a cold. Nobody wants to be sniffling and snorting during a romantic meal, and आप certainly don’t want to smell like cough drops while wads of tissue roll out of your purse.

Here’s what आप do. The night before (or that morning, if आप woke up to this dreaded disaster), rub some menthol ointment on your chest and your upper lip to open your sinuses. Now, put petroleum जेली on your lips and all around your nose to avoid any chapping from the endless tissues. About an घंटा before your date, hop in the शावर, शॉवर and clean it all off, take some non-drowsy cold and sinus medicine, and make sure to chew some mint gum before your तारीख, दिनांक to freshen your breath.

Kindly explain आप woke up with a cold, but आप didn’t want to miss dinner. As long as आप दिखाना that आप put in the effort, he won’t mind the sneezing या scratchy voice.

2.    You Spill Something on Your Date

Of course, Murphy’s Law states that whatever can go wrong…will. There’s an unknown clause about it going wrong on a first date. It’s best not to spill something on the guy you’re with, but since we tend to get nervous on dates, it can still happen.
If you’re naturally clumsy, order water and save yourself and your तारीख, दिनांक the trouble of cleaning some stains. If you’re normally accident free, and आप still have a spill (it happens to the best of us), apologize, ask the waitress for a wet rag, hang your head in shame and wait for his reaction. In truth, if he’s a good guy, he’ll know it was an accident and he’ll shrug it off (maybe he’ll ask if आप mind if he goes घर to change). If he throws a hissy fit and gets all torn up about it, then he’s probably not a nice guy anyway and आप just saved yourself some heartache later.

3.    There’s an Emergency

So you’re on your तारीख, दिनांक and suddenly your cell phone rings. आप look down (slightly embarrassed आप forgot to turn it off) and see it’s your sister (the one who never calls आप unless there’s a problem). आप politely say आप have to take the call. Your तारीख, दिनांक hears: “What?! Grandma’s in the hospital? Oh no, I’ll be right there!”

It’s just like a scene from a movie, the one where the heroine has a fake phone call to get out of a bad date. Your guy suddenly starts thinking he’s the bad date.

Instead of rushing out with promises to call him later, ask him if he wouldn’t mind driving आप to the hospital, you’re grandma is sick and you’re feeling too scared to drive.

First, if आप ask him to go with आप he knows that you’re not faking an ill relative to get out of the date, and second, he gets to be the hero who helped आप tonight. It’s a win-win. Unless he says no he won’t drive you, in which case dump the loser he’s no good.

4. He Forgot His Wallet

Believe it या not, this happens. Guys get nervous, too. आप can usually tell when he’s genuine about forgetting his wallet because he looks very embarrassed and he’s probably blushing, and frantically checking his pants and coat.

Go easy on him. Laugh it off, throw him a wink, and pleasantly say “I’ve got this one, how about आप get the अगला one?” that way his manhood remains intact and you’re guaranteed a सेकंड date.

5. He Doesn’t Show

What’s the worst thing that can happen on a first date? He doesn’t show!

If you’ve never had this happen, then आप don’t know the humiliation involved with it. If this is your first time being stood up, take a deep breath it will be okay. Instead of ruining your night and running घर crying and miserable, stay there, treat yourself to a nice रात का खाना and a lovely dessert, then walk out with your head held high. Unless this guy had a valid reason for standing आप up (and hanging out with the guys is not a valid reason), find someone else to have an awesome first तारीख, दिनांक with.

First dates can go wrong, but the lesson here is this: Even if your first तारीख, दिनांक has some disasters, there’s always a way to make it okay.

If all goes well, आप might end up like this...