How late can someone be before it’s unacceptable?

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
763 posts
Busy bee

Depends. If we’re meeting out somewhere, like 15 minutes. If it’s coming to my house to hang out, I’ll give them 30 minutes. 

Post # 17
2477 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

15 minutes without notice and it depends on how the arrangement was made and who it is with. There’s no way I’d get past a 30 minute mark with someone who’s done it before. Big nope!

Post # 18
1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

15 mins.  My family is always late and it drives me mad

Post # 19
1260 posts
Bumble bee

Depends on the reason. If for no reason, and there’s no communication before or right after the meeting time, my tolerance is 5 mins before I start getting annoyed. 10min max. And I would consider them rude for not keeping me up to date on what’s happening.

If there is prior communication or even just a text saying sorry I’m going to be x mins late, I don’t mind waiting longer.

If someone’s regularly late, I have little patience for them then.

I once waiting for a guy on a second date for an hour lol… he was driving an hour to meet me in my city and the cafe was very close to my place. He was stuck in traffic on the highway which I can see on the maps and I know there’s sometimes heavy traffic. So I said that’s fine. I just sat there and enjoyed my coffee, it’s a nice relaxing Saturday afternoon, no rush to be anywhere. He kept me up to date and was very apologetic when he arrived (maybe overly so lol). 

Post # 20
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

For me this depends,  my friend is chronically late for everything, like an hour. It took me ages to get used to because I’m chronically early.

Post # 21
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

10 minutes with no updates, up to 30 with them, but it’s very annoying. I think it’s particularly rude if it’s a one on one and not a group setting and you’re waiting all alone!

Post # 22
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I consider being more than 15 minutes late with no contact rude. Message me and let me know you’re held up and I’m happy to wait. With no contact I’d leave after 30 minutes.

Post # 23
733 posts
Busy bee

15 minutes. People who are habitually late drive me insane.

Post # 24
393 posts
Helper bee

15 minutes max without any communication, 30 minutes with an excuse.

 I hate people being late consistently I find it so rude!!

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