Have you ever stayed friends in this situation?
Whether it be a blind date or an arranged date, an internet date or any any other kind of first date, you have inevitably said “no” to many of them after a first date.
In many cases, there was absolutely nothing wrong with them; they were polite, kind and nice – maybe even attractive and good looking. For whatever reason – you decided there was no purpose in meeting again and taking it further.
However, you must have felt, and perhaps even told them – you think that you could be great friends – and that you are just not interested in them romantically.
They may have reciprocated – and perhaps felt the same. Egos bruised, but intellectually knowing they had met a genuiinely great person nonetheless.
So… have you ever actually remained friends with a “failed” first date? Does this ever happen?
I must admit: it hasn’t happened to me.