Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. t's happened to all of us: feeling excited and hopeful, anticipating meeting a potential mate, only to arrive at the appointed time and place to discover no sign of him or her there. "Leave a voice message if there's no answer telling the person how much longer you will wait unless you hear back." Mira Kirshenbaum, author of the upcoming book, (Feb, 2012), believes that being kept waiting just 10 minutes is disrespectful: "If the other person is more than 10 minutes late without a call with a believable excuse, you need to treat it as if you've been stood up.
So, it's not just dating where people either can't be bothered to show up or just change their minds.
"Fifteen minutes is generally a decent amount of time to wait before trying to call," says Kim.
Your thoughts bounce , advises you to wait 20 minutes — but no more.
"We have to nurture ourselves to have the dignity necessary to not feel hurt when a date does not show," says Kim. That clearly showed lack of character." Not even an apologetic explanation can make up for the residual disappointment for some daters.
"Have a nice dinner or spend time at the spa." Nearly everyone has a stood-up story of their own. After Ruth Cohen, 55, of New York City was stood up, the man she was supposed to meet stayed in touch with her via email.