1. You allow people to cancel on you
Sure, emergencies come up. But emergencies don’t always come up. And the whole “my aunt is sick” or “I’m caught up at work” excuse is most likely just that—an excuse.
If you’re finding yourself being canceled on again and again, that person isn’t respecting your time. You could’ve made other plans or scheduled your week differently. Canceling is more than just missing out on a dinner date, it’s about your time being wasted.
Respect your time and speak up for yourself. Let your date know it’s not okay to cancel on you last-minute.
My rule of thumb is that people get two chances. The first time they cancel, I can look past. But the second? I don’t have time for that.