Get on the Hamels bandwagon
Let's say you go to a brilliantly reviewed restaurant for the first time and you get violently ill within hours of finishing your meal. Fair or not, it's doubtful you're going back to see if it was the food or the flu that sent you praying to the porcelain altar.
If you are set up on a blind date with someone who has been touted as "perfect for you" and then your date doesn't show, it'll take a lot of optimism to give them another chance. Even if they swear they were actually stuck ...
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