Yep. You read that right. It’s not a typo. We’re brazenly advocating procrastination. What the heck does this mean? Refusing to accept credit card Due Dates until it’s on a day that feels “right”? Shameless enjoying 2 hour lunches...on Mondays? Of course not. Tempting though.
What we are trying to say, is that taking your time...is OK! Especially with dating. It’s Just Lunch® has always advised our clients, NOT to make rush decisions in the dating process. We know that split second decisions made without time to contemplate information, are not successful. So, part of our 20 plus years of success in matching couples on over 20 million dates, is that we have always encouraged our clients not to look at pictures of the person before their first date, and to take their time (waiting until the end of the first date) to make the decision to go on a second date.
The book, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, by University of San Diego Professor Frank Partnoy, highlights the very principals that our successful methods are based on. In his book, he discusses how waiting until the last possible moment to make a decision is a good practice. He claims that when faced with a decision (do I want to see this person again), it is best to assess how long you have to make the decision, wait, and then decide. He calls this practice “managing delay”, and believes that by procrastinating in this manner, we can live happier lives.
So there ya go. Free reign to take your time in deciding not only who you want to date, but when you want to make that decision, can be a successful art-form.
To find out more about the science of procrastination and the book, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, click here.