To say that poor time
keeping can hurt your dating game is an understatement!
But… some of us are
more prone to tardiness than others and while its acceptable to be a little
late (fashionable at times), it can be perceived as bad mannered, unattractive
and inconsiderate to be very late. Yikes!
Generally, being very
late is reserved for African social gatherings and your sugar daddy’s funeral (after
all, you must check with the executor to make sure he compensated you
generously in the will before turning up) ;) but even those have their cut off
points. So how do you handle the situations where you just can’t help running a
little … or a lotta late?
On Time : Woah
there, slow your horses. You are on time? Well done, now linger in your car/ car park a bit
longer. Let him anticipate your arrival. I’m sure you can find something to
occupy your time for the next 3-5 minutes. Another coat of lipstick perhaps. A
little powder on the nose, and a brief look in the mirror. Why wait I hear you ask? You want to make sure he is seated and comfortable as you strut your
stuff to grace him your
Less than 10mins
late: No need to apologise lady, you’ve arrived. He should be grateful you
even showed up. Enjoy your date, he will!
15-35 mins late:
Quickly pacify any annoyance on his part with a warm smile, sparkling eye
contact and follow with a flirty compliment. Casually dismiss your
lateness with something trivial and out of your control. For example, “ _ _ _ _
_ _ I’m so glad to see you. Wow! *pause*
that tie/shirt/toupee looks amazing on you! Gosh, the traffic/ parking/ delayed
trains are such a nuisance aren’t they”?
40 mins – 1 hr late:
Hint at a day of stress and drama as you apologise … but don’t go into too much
detail. Then quickly distract your date with engaging conversation. Such as “ _
_ _ _ _ I’m so terribly sorry I’m late, you don’t want to begin to imagine
the day I’ve had. I’m just happy I’m here! Can you believe the district/
circle/ jubilee line was suspended?! But enough about me, _ _ _ _ what have you
been getting up to today”? etc.
Over an hour: GIIIRRLLLL,
this is the time to slay like you have never slayed before. If your date is even
still waiting for you, it’s time for an awe inspiring entrance. Work a sexy
strut right over to that man, pout your lips, serious eye contact in your
arsenal and embrace him in a long(ish) hug. Now that you have hopefully
surprised and allured your dashing date, he’ll have his guard down for a brief
moment. Like a leopard capturing it’s prey, use a sweet or sultry voice (the
choice is yours) to say the following. “ _ _ _ _, I’m sorry I’m just arriving.
I don’t even want to dampen the mood by trying to explain what happened. But I’ll
bribe you with an ice cream the next time we meet so you can forgive me. I nearly
didn’t even make it though, but I knew how disappointed you would be if I cancelled so
I just had to try my hardest to get here for you” … ensue adorable *today has
been so hard for me* puppy dog pout.
And that’s how to handle being late in style!
Notice how in
all instances , you do not dwell too much on being late. It’s
better to just get on with enjoying each other’s company that to have an apology session about lateness. You’ve arrived now make the wait worth his while.
Always try your best to inform your date before they leave
for the venue, if you are going to be late. They will appreciate it.
-He may or may not pretend he can’t pronounce “Otabek” correctly.
-Viktor once tried to get Beka drunk so he could prove he is irresponsible…Viktor got drunk instead, Beka was the designated driver.
-drunk!Viktor often cries about how beautiful Otayuri is and how happy he is for his son.
-Viktor has Beka’s contact saved as “Son In Law that Wants to Steal My Baby”
-He may or may not have secretly installed a tracking device on Yuri’s phone and that’s how Viktuuri always “conisidentially” runs into Otayuri on dates.
-He’s always “complaing” about Beka to Yuuri “Ugh look at the stupid loving way he’s gazing at our son! Flipping jerk always thinking about his safety…HE WOULDN’T NEED TO IF THEY RODE SOMETHING NORMAL INSTEAD OF THAT DEATH TRAP!!!” Yuuri rolls with it and tries not to laugh.
-Beka’s motercycle is nothing but an accident waiting to happen to Viktor and he sends Yuri a million messages whenever they ride it.
-Part of Viktor wants to marry Otayuri right where they stand the other part wants to take Yuri somewhere far away where no gangster will ever lay their filthy paws on him again! (his words)
-“Pffft at least he’s not JJ!!! But I still hate him!!! Change your hair or something Otabek it looks too much like JJ’s!!!”
-One day they have this nice father/future son in law day. Viktor bought Beka a suit and Beka paid for their eXpEnSivE mEaL.
-It was all going perfectly until they got home and Yuri glomped Beka and ignored Viktor.
-Viktor has to smile and deal with it when Yuri’s hair is in a nice braid because “WOW MY PRECIOUS SON YOU LOOK SO PRETTY” and “OTABEK BRAIDED YOUR HAIR?! PFFT I COULD MAKE IT LOOK BETTER!!!”
-Viktor may or may not have been the first one to use the ship name “Otayuri”.
-Of course when no one is around and someone talks bad about Otabek Viktor goes into full on rage mode “WTF DID YOU SAY ABOUT MY SON IN LAW?! HE IS A HERO AND WILL MAKE SURE MY SON IS HAPPY!!!!”
-Speaking of the “Hero” nickname Viktor may or may not have written a very fluffy fairytale AU about the Hero and Fairy.
-In which this Hero cowers before the Fairy’s very handsome father and does like a million trials to prove his love!!!
-Viktor really does care about Beka and trully thinks Otayuri is perfect he just takes the Overprotective Dad™ role waaaaaay tooooo faaaaar
The Signs As Beautiful Foreign Words Associated with Love
Aries: Meraki- Greek // doing something with soul, creativity, or love
Taurus: Onsra- Boro Language of India // loving for the last time; that bittersweet feeling you get when you know a love won’t last
Gemini: L’esprit de escalier- French // the inescapable feeling you get when you leave a conversation then think about all the things you should have said
Cancer: Yuanfen- Chinese // a relationship by fate or destiny
Leo: Saudade- Portuguese // the feeling of intense longing for a person or place you love but is now lost; a haunting desire for what is gone
Virgo: Kilig- Tagalog // the heady-sublime rush you experience right after something good happens, particularly in love/dating. Like running into your crush, kissing someone for the first time, hearing someone you love tell you they love you too for the first time
Libra: Forelsket- Norwegian // that overwhelming euphoric feeling you experience when you’re falling in love
Scorpio: Ya’aburnee- Arabic // this phrase translates to “you bury me” ; the hope that the person you love will outlive you so you can spare the pain of living without them
Sagittarius:Mamihlapinatei- Yagan // a wordless, yet meaningful look between two people who both desire to initiate something, but both are too scared to initiate themselves
Capricorn:La douleur exquise- French // the heartbreaking pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
Aquarius: Kara sevda- Turkish // meaning “black love” this is a lovesick term for when you feel that passionate, blinding love for another person
Pisces: Koi No Yokan- Japanese // the sudden knowledge upon meeting someone that the two of you are destined to fall in love
Imagine that you have a boyfriend and although you haven’t dated for very long time, you are already slightly discussing getting married. Around that time your mother, who’s not aware that you have a boyfriend, decides it’s time to tell you that you are to be married prince Loki. Enraged and disappointed, you and your boyfriend decide to run away together. Your attempt fails however and to prevent such thing from happening again, you are moved to the palace to live there until your planned wedding with Loki. You are constantly rebelling against him and try to escape on numerous times, but Loki always catches you. He deeply enjoys your fierce temper and just looks at you with a smirk when you scream at him or try to kick him out of your room.