What You Need To Know About Glamboozling

Ever spent over an hour doing your hair and makeup, getting yourself as cute as possible, only to be stood up? You're not alone. Even if you've never heard the term glamboozling, there's a pretty good chance you've been glamboozled at some point in your life. 


"In the plainest of terms," explains U.K. women's lifestyle magazine Stylist, "glamboozling is when you have agreed to go on a date with a potential love interest and at the last minute, after you've got yourself all ready to go out, they cancel on or ghost you."

Whether the person had a good reason to reschedule or whether they just disappeared on you, the result is pretty similar: you're all dressed up with nowhere to go, all that time and effort wasted. Whether it was a friend-hang with your crush, a date with a new love interest, or a booty call, the person isn't going to see how cute you look.

So what should you do if you're glamboozled?

Lots of people have been glamboozled. According to women's news site PopSugar, it's happened to more than half of single people. So what can you do about it? For one thing, you can change the way you prep for dates. Unless you really enjoy putting on makeup, shaving, and/or whatever else you may do to get ready, you can seriously scale back your routine. 


If you do enjoy your setup process though, and you're not going to change it anytime soon, there are still some damage control options available to you after you've been glamboozled. One would be to swipe through the apps and see who's down to meet up, if that's your thing. You could also see if any friends are around to go out, whether it's to meet someone or to just enjoy a friends night. Finally, you can make the night special for yourself. You love the way you look right now, so enjoy it. Order yourself your favorite dinner, sip your favorite drink, put on your favorite movie — it's your night now.