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October 14, 2018 Anniversary Wishes For Parents 1 comment

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There’s no doubt that those of us who live in a snowy area are familiar with these two words. Each and every year, winter snowstorms across the country disrupt travelers’ schedules and school operations by canceling flights and classes—or is it cancelling?

The two words canceled and cancelled can cause some confusion for those writers not exactly sure when to use which one. Are they just variations of the same word? Do they have different meanings? Do they have different functions in a sentence?

In today’s post I will address all of these questions so that you will never second-guess yourself when writing these words again. So what is the difference between canceled and cancelled?

What is the Difference Between Canceled and Cancelled?

Canceled and cancelled are both past tenses of the verb cancel. To cancel is to annul or invalidate; to decide or announce that planned or scheduled event will not take place. For example,

  • Due to the couple’s breakup, the wedding was canceled.
  • Airlines are doing a better job lately of arriving on time and canceling fewer flights. – The Washington Post
  • Are you cancelling our dinner plans?
  • My credit card was canceled from lack of payment.
  • It’s been two years since NBC cancelled the series, a musical drama about the making of a Broadway show. – The New Yorker

You’re probably still asking yourself, “Okay, when do I decide which one to use?”

The answer to that question is that the difference between them is entirely dialectal. There is no demonstrable difference of sense or function between them, meaning both words can be used interchangeably.

When to Use Canceled

Does canceled have one l? Even though the only thing separating these two words is a dialectical difference, it is still important to keep your audience in mind when picking which word to use and when.

Canceled (with one “L”) is the preferred choice in American English. We can thank Noah Webster for this. He is usually credited with the creation of American spellings that have fewer letters than the British counterparts. Color (colour), flavor (flavour), and labor (labour) are a few examples of this. Canceled is the recommended spelling in Webster’s 1898 dictionary. Likewise, The AP Stylebook prefers the use of cancel, canceled, and canceling, but it favors cancellation over cancelation.

Taking this into consideration, you should only use one “L” if you are writing to an American audience with the possible exception of cancellation.

When to Use Cancelled

Does cancelled have two ll’s? Cancelled (with two “L’s”) is the preferred choice in British English and is used much more frequently than canceled. The below chart shows the use of canceled and cancelled (as a percentage of all words used) in British English books, journals, and magazines from 1800 to 2000.

Similarly, the below chart shows the frequency of the two words in American English, with canceled being the preferred option, but, interestingly enough, it only became the dominate word within the last 30-40 years, as the two began to diverge around 1980.

Trick to Remember the Difference

One simple way to keep track of these two words is that the shorter spelling is American. If you can keep in mind that, generally speaking, British English favors (favours) the longer spelling of certain words, you will be able to remember the difference between these words.


Is it cancelled or cancelled? So, which word is which? Here’s what you need to know.

Although either cancelled or canceled can be used correctly in the same sentence, it’s important to keep your audience in mind when using these words.

  • Canceled is the preferred American word choice.
  • Cancelled is the preferred British word choice.



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4 Signs Your Date Is Going To Cancel On You (Plus Why People Love To Flake)

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Although dating is supposed to be more hedonistic than masochistic, countless men and women looking for a relationship inevitably find the whole process to be kind of awful. The reason? It’s often difficult to figure out what the person you’re dating is thinking—or whether they are truly interested in you at all. As a psychologist who specializes in relationships, I hear men and women alike sit on the couch in my office and reveal a list of ways they’ve been brushed off, without ever being told directly, “I’m sorry, but I don’t think we’re a good fit.” Rather than use that simple sentence—which takes a total of four seconds to utter—scores of daters rely on one of the following brush-off techniques to do the dirty work for them. 

If you are on the receiving end of a brush-off technique, quickly identify it as such and then consider moving the heck on. After all, what you need in a romantic partner is a bona fide grownup, one who can handle actual adult conversations, awkward as they may be. If you start dating someone who ends up using one of these cowardly techniques on you, tell yourself, "Good riddance," because that kind of person isn’t the kind of person you’d want to be with anyhow. If you’re in it for the long haul, you want someone with character and integrity.

Texting or emailing in response to your phone call

If your new date occasionally texts in response to your phone calls, don’t overthink it. But if he regularly texts you when you call him, understand that you—or your needs—are getting brushed off. Even if he doesn’t love talking on the phone, he should be willing to talk on the phone with you a few times each week. If he can’t meet this need, it’s time for you to keep looking.

Postponing plans due to sickness or a busy schedule

As a therapist, my skin crawls when clients tell me they lose interest in someone and stop returning calls and texts altogether. As a community, we can do better than that! If you meet someone you like, make a concerted effort to not break plans in the first few weeks of dating. This period is filled with enough uncertainty, and you don’t want to give someone you like the wrong message. But if someone you’re newly dating breaks or postpones plans more than once with you, it’s a bona fide brush-off. Your date’s behavior shows how conflicted she is, and she could be conflicted for different reasons: She recently met someone else whom she’s getting to know; she works a lot and isn’t sure she has the time to devote to a new relationship; she wants to start something new but still feels scarred by an ex. Bottom line: Nothing crushes self-esteem like not being prioritized, so identify the brush-off for what it is and start focusing your energies on someone new.

Avoiding introducing you to their friends

The usual mistake many people make early in dating is introducing a new date to friends too soon. The situation sounds harmless on the surface, but friends typically end up scrutinizing every detail of the new man or woman you’re dating, and that makes your date feel uncomfortable. What happens when you want to meet your date’s friends, roommates, and so forth, but you haven’t been given the opportunity? If you’ve been dating a couple of months but haven’t met a few of the major players in your date’s personal life, it’s safe to assume that you’re being brushed off.

Scheduling daytime or early evening dates

In the beginning, it makes perfect sense to schedule a date over lunch or early evening coffee. However, if your date is truly interested in you, you will soon be scheduled during the highly coveted Friday and Saturday night slots. If you keep getting offers to meet him or her during other periods of the week, it’s safe to say that your date doesn’t yet consider you prime-time material. If you’re still dating or talking to someone at the one- or two-month mark, you should be invited to get together during weekend evening hours. If not, it’s a brush off—and your self-esteem is begging you to move on.

Addressing the brush-off

The worst place for fears and insecurities to live is inside your head. When you are dealing with upsetting thoughts or feelings, find a way to express them so that they don’t get stuck and cause you to feel depressed or to become obsessive. If your internal security system tells you that you’re getting blown off, handle the situation right away. Identify the root of your concern and share it over the phone or in person:

“Hi, it’s Jason. I have the feeling that I’m getting brushed off by you, which is okay if you’re not interested. Either way, can you let me know? I'd appreciate it if you could tell me what’s going on. I’m a big boy and can handle it.”

If you want to know how he or she really feels about you, simply ask. It is always better to know how the other person is feeling so that you can determine how much more mental energy you should invest in the relationship!

If you don’t want to address the brush-off on the phone or in person, the second-best alternative is to detach with the goal of potentially moving on—but not to elicit a reaction. Men and women alike can smell games from a mile away, so don’t even try. If you choose to detach, it’s okay to send an email and say that you need a week or two to think about the relationship and whether you have similar enough goals for the relationship. If you take a week or two off, don’t respond further to his or her efforts to meet with you or communicate with you. Take this time to poll some of your closest friends about whether the relationship is stalling or moving forward. At the end of your break, you will have a better sense of whether your brush-off-prone date is worth the drama.

Feel free to explore my book on dysfunctional relationships, Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve,or follow me on Twitter.

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Why Did He Ask Me Out Then Cancel? I’m So Confused!

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Why did he ask me out then cancel? If you find this kind of male behavior confusing, read on to get the insights you need.

He Asked Me Out Then Cancels Our Date

“Hi Dating Coach Ronnie,

This guys who works down the street keeps telling me I look great whenever he walks by. Then we talk maybe 2-5 minutes. Once he said he will cook me a meal at his place sometime and I said that would be lovely.

The other day he came over and asked me to have a few drinks later. I said sure.  At the end of my work day, he came by and said he’s heading home to shower and will call me. I went home to get ready and got all dolled up, feeling so excited.

Next thing you know, I get a text asking if I’d eaten dinner. He said he’s tired and felt like we should do a movie and takeaway at his place. This is my ideal, perfect, comfy date but, because I don’t know him well, I said lets just do a few drinks and see.

He asked where and I texted a place, then didn’t hear back so, I called. He sounded hesitant, said he was super tired and didn’t feel like having a big night. I felt really disheartened but, calmly said not a problem, let’s cancel.

Two days later I saw him and he said he was really sorry about how the night went, but he was still feeling tired. Really? I’m so confused. What do I make of it? Please can you let me know whats going on in his mind. Why did he ask me out then cancel?

Thanks Ronnie

If A Guy Cancels Plans Last Minute

Hi Amilla,

Why did he ask me out then cancel is a question on the mind of many single women. I know this is confusing and disappointing. Especially after you got “all dolled up.” The anticipation of a fun night out is sometimes more than half the fun!

The good news is you shared a couple of important clues that helped me gain insight into what he might have possibly been thinking. Once you understand this sort of thing, you’ll be able to easily spot it yourself and won’t get confused. You’ll KNOW what is going on and will be able to walk away more easily with this knowledge.

This isn’t the reason why all men cancel at the last minute, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to reveal why THIS GUY cancelled.

Clue #1 -He Was Flirting with You

Some people just enjoy flirting. He saw you as an attractive woman and told you so. This made you smile and pay attention to him, so every one is happy. The only problem is that sometimes people misunderstand flirting since it actually doesn’t mean anything. It is fun and feels good. That doesn’t automatically mean someone who flirts with you wants to get serious or start dating you.

In the future, when a man flirts with you, go ahead and ENJOY IT! Just know while this exchange is fun and builds you up, it probably will NOT lead to anything more. And be OK with that. In fact, I encourage my clients to flirt and enjoy it because it makes you more attractive to all men. Flirting is good practice and healthy fun.

The trouble comes when you start expecting a man to take that next step. This does happen on occasion, yet more often, a man who flirts with you for weeks or months is simply enjoying the view.  He likes talking to pretty women, but isn’t going to ask you out.

Clue #2 -Dinner at His House

When a man says he’d like to cook you dinner, that’s code or “man language.”  Here’s what he’s really saying, “I’d like to get you into my bed. Will you come to my house?” This guy was testing the waters with you when he suggested this and you thought it sounded like a good idea. I get why – it’s nice when someone else cooks a meal!

I learned this lesson the hard way while I was dating.  When I was 40,  I was fixed up by a friend and met a man who was 52. I thought older men would behave differently than the younger men of my youth. When he invited me to have dinner at his house for our second date, I thought that sounded great too!

He made a lovely meal and we had an enjoyable conversation. As soon as the food was gone, he suggested sitting on the couch. I got a bit nervous so, I pulled the big coffee table book onto my lap and looked at each page really slowly. Eventually, I was done and he put the book back on the coffee table. Then he literally said, “OK come on already!” and started kissing me passionately.

I went with it for about 10 minutes, then decided to cut the date short. Standing up abruptly I said, “Thanks for dinner. I have to go now,” and walked out the door. No way was I going to be his “dessert.”

Cozy Dates at Home Lead to the Bedroom

Now you know when a man you’ve never been out with suggests take out and a movie, at his house or yours, he wants to get you into bed. Nothing really wrong with that if you are the kind of woman who doesn’t bond after sex, have expectations or think it means something.

However, if you are looking for lasting love, avoid movies at home for at least 5-6 dates. By then, you’ll have seen if he is pursuing you consistently (like weekly dates or more) to get to know you and show he is more serious than other men. Stay outside the home until you are ready for intimacy, because once you’re on the couch, saying no is much harder.

The smart strategy is to put off that cozy sixth date to discover if a man is genuinely interested or just wants a roll in the hay.  Even though it sounds like the perfect date, GO OUT instead.

Why Did He Ask Me Out Then Cancel?

Still wondering why he cancelled last minute like that? He was too tired to go out with you because he really just wanted a horizontal date, i.e., to sleep with you. Since you suggested drinks instead, he wasn’t too motivated. And he might not ask again. If sleeping with you was going to be easy, he was up for it. But, he doesn’t want to DATE YOU in order to have sex.

Now You Know

Why did he ask me out then cancel? He wasn’t serious about you in the first place. Don’t expect anything from this guy. He’s still too tired days later. Absurd right? Hope this helps you with understanding men a bit better.

If you want to find a loving relationship, go mingle and you’ll discover plenty of other men out there. Get on the Dating Sites or try Dating Apps like Bumble to meet men. People fall in love every day and I’m quite sure that means you too.

Want more savvy insights into understanding men? Get my book Is He the  One? How to Find Mr. Right by Spotting Mr Wrong or schedule time to talk  about the insights you’ll get about men and dating with me as your dating coach.


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