You’re sitting across from your date and you notice that something isn’t right, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. You’ve been nothing but a delight the entire evening, yet your date seems to have checked out long ago. Is she nervous or is she just not interested in me? Here’s how you can tell.
- She is looking around
This one is huge, especially when it starts happening right away. Ever notice when you’re talking to someone, you both kind of realize the conversation is done and then you start looking around? This is a sign someone is losing interest in you or the things you are saying. She may also be looking around because she is uncomfortable. Maybe you don’t look like your profile pic and now she’s freaking out. In this particular scenario, she is the cool kid and you are the nerd and it doesn’t feel good. End the date ASAP.
- She doesn’t ask you questions
Do you ever find yourself feeling like you’ve learned so much about your date, yet she knows nothing about you? This is because she doesn’t care about you. Sad, isn’t it? This is a sure-fire sign she’s unimpressed, suspicious or nervous. There also might be so many thoughts buzzing around her brain, she can’t even think straight, which is why she’s depending on you to carry the conversation. If she seems nervous, then she probably is and you should give her a break. If her gaze is steady, she’s playing you and needs to be cut.
- She’s leaning back
You can always tell someone’s checked out by the way they lean back in their chair. She thinks she’s too cool for you and have no time to entertain this lowly scrub. She’s clearly unimpressed. She’s thinking, “dance for me little monkey, dance”. Bonus points if her arms are crossed with a smug look of discontent on her face.
- She’s staring at her drink/food
If you catch your date staring into her drink wishing she was small enough to drown herself in it, you can bet she doesn’t give a f**k about what you ‘re saying. Her lemon wedge garnish is more interesting than your “crazy summer camp story”. At this point, it may be best to get the check and let her have some alone time with her dinner scraps.
- She looks sad and tense
This can manifest itself in many different ways. If you notice your date seems like she has a stick up her ass, yet she still has a smile on her face, she’s just nervous because you’re so damn good looking and it’s throwing off her chill. If she seems tense and has a look of real concern on her face it’s because she is scared for her life. She will look like a deer in the headlights about to be run down by an awful date. Stop the date immediately before she starts hyperventilating.