Cupid's Pulse Article: Taylor Swift to Take Teenage Cancer Patient to ACM AwardsCupid's Pulse Article: Taylor Swift to Take Teenage Cancer Patient to ACM Awards

It looks like Taylor Swift has a new man on her arm.  The country singer, 22, is taking leukemia patient Kevin McGuire, 18, to the ACM Awards to make up for missing his senior prom, reports RadarOnline.  “Kevin I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom,” Swift posted on Facebook.  “But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up.  Would you be my date?”  McGuire, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 13, invited Swift to his senior prom after prompting from his sister.  “I tried to think of a kind person who would make me feel OK.  And laugh,” said McGuire.  “A person who would look amazing, and the one person who would make me feel special for one night.  It was her.”

What are some ways to make it up to your partner when you have to cancel plans?

Cupid’s Advice:

Canceling plans can put you and your partner in a tight spot.  Here are a few ways to make it up to your partner when you’re forced to bail:

1. Make new plans: After canceling, take it upon yourself to plan something for the next time you and your partner are both available.  With a little effort, you will be able to show your partner exactly how much they mean to you.

2. Change plans: If you don’t have time for a movie, you may have time for a quick ice cream run later in the evening.  Offering other suggestions that work will let your partner know how much your time together means to you.

3. Be tactful: If you’re tactful and polite when you cancel the plans, you may not need to do as much damage control.  Be sure to give your mate valid reasons as to why you’re bailing, and apologize for not being able to follow through.

What are some other ways to make canceling OK?  Feel free to leave a comment below.