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Life happens, especially for working adults. If you're meeting somewhere downtown after work you've got to take into account traffic, cell phones going dead, bosses pulling him into a meeting at the last minute and he can't text, etc. I vote 15-20 minutes but 30 minutes with a legitimate work or life-related excuse is acceptable one time. But I'm more forgiving than most people.
I had a guy show up 45 minutes late to pick me up and I wish I would have cancelled the date. He treated me about like a guy who shows up 45 minutes late...no respect!1
my poor current boyfriend waited 2 hours for me. I was across the street but too nervous to go over. I was texting him telling him these things but he was insisting I should come over anyway. he was way too nice about it. I went over to apologize face to face just before he left. I started walking home figured I'd never hear from him again but he texted me and said so when shall we try again:)" we both don't know to this day why he waited. it was also my first date I was 19 and thought he was out of my league. I still feel awful about it.0
Back before the days where everyone carried a cel phone, if I was going to be more than 10 minutes late I would pull over and call so as not to keep her waiting. But now almost everyone does have a cel phone and there really is no excuse these days to leave someone hanging. If you are going to be more than 5 minutes late, call. Don't play stupid "control" mind games, all it's going to do is make you look like a flake.0
Honestly, I've waited a while... I usually don't ask anyone out, so I'm close to 100% on my yes answers... I figure with that high of a success rate, I should assume they're gonna show, right? Right.5
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Once I waited thirty minutes. For the same guy. Three times. He always had a decent excuse, but he turned out to be a jerk in other ways, so we don't date anymore. On the third time, I brought a book because I just figured.
Never again. 15 minutes tops.24
I don't like waiting, but last time I waited 30 minutes because of traffic jam and rain, well he texted to let me know he was delayed so it was OK for me.12
A few weeks ago this guy waited 30 minutes for me to show up... I went to the wrong place by mistake.. This disaster turned out to be a blessing in disguised, he was a blind date and we did have the opportunity to meet and boy was I sorry.. Things really do happen for a reason...10
If he didn't inform me of anything, I'd wait 10 minutes and that's it. However, if he had a good excuse, I could endure 20 minutes.10
I'd say the longest I'd wait around is 15 minutes tops.10
Happened to me yesterday. Waited by his house for an hour and a half. Didn't answer his phone, or texts.
But he called me and apologized and had a decent excuse0
I would give a guy 3o min grace period but I'm not going to tell him. I think most of my dates are pretty good in calling or texting if he is running late.0
It really depends. If he's running a half hour late, then he's running late. If he tells me, I'll wait or arrange another date. If it happens consistently, I'll make a date and not go.0
Yeah I waited a long time once and never again shall I do that20
I would wait a little longer depending on the reasoning or if I knew traffic was bad but 20 min is my max.0
I wait 15 min. Max. If I don't hear from him then I'm done.2
I'd wait half an hour for a date, but no longer.36
I would wait for 30 but be texting where are you0
Five or 10 min but probably 5..0
I would wait 40 minutes... lol12
Be on time..PERIOD!13
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15 at the most without explanation. All depends on the excuse and the location of the date, for example I wouldn't wanna sit about in a restraunt on my own, that's just lonely.
If it was a first date, as soon as 15 minutes was up, I'd be out of there because I'd be worried that I was being stood up.
However, if it's someone I have been dating for a while and I know they are reliable, I'd be willing to wait a little longer.
Also depends on how sincere my date is about being late, if it's simply because he took too long doing his hair then I'd say good bye and not bother again.
I keep getting stood up on first dates. It's embarrassing because the hostess will hover and check up on me (even in a kindly way, sympathizing with me), but I don't want that to become the standard. I was running late once because of a bus delay, and texted the guy; he was also running late and let me know; I asked for a few extra minutes since I needed to find the place (and wasn't familiar with the area), but we communicated. Other guys give no call/excuse at all -- SOME only if you call THEM
It's the worst, happened to me a couple of times..it's just the ultimate slap in the face, any confidence just slips away. Communication is always the key in a running late situation, I hate not knowing the situation or where I stand, it's the worst. As for guys that have poor/no excuses and don't bother letting you know the score aren't worth a date at all.