Situation: I had a date tonight with someone I know very casually. We were supposed to meet at a restaurant at 5pm, and I waited until 5:15 and then left. My feeling was, this is a first date. He told me he was off today and HE set the time and place. If he couldn’t make it on time, he could have left a message or something for me at the restaurant.
I spoke to a guy friend, and he said I should have given the guy at least 5-10 more minutes. I say, for a first date with a relative stranger, your ass better be on time or I’m not bothering with you (esp. considering I wasn’t terrifically interested in this guy anyway). So, in your opinion, was I too hasty, or what?
Let me add that, if he were my boyfriend, or a good friend, I definitely would have waited longer. I just felt kind of stupid, sitting there by myself, waiting for this guy I hardly know. After 15 minutes, I knew I was going to be ticked off and would be inclined to give him shit about his lateness, so I figured leaving would be the least stressful option.