Want to know how to own getting stood up? Take notes from this girl.
Standing someone up on a date is a terrible thing, but when and if that time comes for you to experience it, the only person you can count on is yourself. So why not own it?
That’s what Mimi Black did after she was stood up by a date she’d travelled to meet in Glasgow. But instead of slipping back into her PJs and crying into a tub of Ben and Jerry’s, she decided to show him exactly what he was missing by taking herself out on a date instead.
The pictures shared by Mimi show her eating a McDonald's wrap, drinking a sundae, perusing a sale at Ann Summers, enjoying a Sex on the Beach cocktail and finally smiling from bed. The final picture is captioned: 'People will f*** you over. It's up to you what you do about it. Night lads.'
As of Tuesday afternoon, Black’s post received over 5,500 retweets and 15,000 likes. Scroll through Black’s images below, and it’s not hard to see why.
On her blog, 100 Days Of Mimi, Black explained why she decided to document her solo date after being stood up.
“I joked that I was taking myself on a date as I sent photos of my shopping and activities, and as nervous as I felt sitting in a strange bar in Glasgow on my own, it felt oddly empowering,” she wrote. “...I’d think about all the reasons this guy could have, and why he didn’t respond to me after he seemed so keen, but I felt ― what has happened has happened, and only I could decide how to react.”
For Black, sharing an afternoon flying solo meant more than just a fun Snapchat story. On her blog, she wrote that it was especially hard to muster up the courage to meet the young man because of her experience with bipolar disorder:
“When you have a mind where you overthink every little thing and anxiety twists and strangles your every single thought process, it’s difficult doing normal things like going on dates. Even as a young woman, it’s difficult to allow myself to trust someone and just feel okay when I feel a bit crushed by it. What part of the conversation at dinner do I talk about my Bipolar Disorder? How do I mention I’ve just got over a serious episode in my illness? Do I mention anything? I was almost relieved these conversations didn’t have to take place, safe in the security of the company of myself. Doing things alone, like I’ve wanted to do for months.”