If being punctual is very important to you, you may want to talk to this person about their habit of not being punctual.
This person may be used to being late and may have been this way for years, if not all their life.
They may have gotten so used to not being punctual that they may not even realize how offended someone else could feel by it.
If you do like this person and find that there is chemistry, a simple talk with them may be all you need to do to avoid more of this kind of lateness in the future.
If you approach them with respect, they may be open to it.
They would be more open to changing if they have also found chemistry with you and are fond of you.
If they see a possible future in this with you, they may be willing to get rid of their habit of not being punctual.
Now, you would have to be willing to be patient as well.
If this is something that they have always done, they will be used to being late. Thereby, it will take them some time to break out of the habit.
If they are willing to change, there will be moments when they are punctual and other moments when they are not.
This will happen initially because they are still trying to break the habit.
If you are willing to be patient during this time as they make genuine efforts to stop being late and be punctual, you may be able to get into a good relationship with this person.
Another way to approach this may be to also weigh the good with the bad.
As we all know, no one is perfect.
You may have to consider other qualities about them that you may love.
Do you like their personality?
Do you both have really good conversations?
Do you feel at ease when you are around them?
If these are all in the affirmative, there is a good chance that you may have met someone that you are compatible with.
You may want to consider the fact that though this person may not be punctual, they do have other areas to them that make you happy.
Thereby, if the fact that this person isn’t punctual is something you can live with, you may want to consider dating them.
Again, you would have to weigh the good with the bad and ask yourself if the good outweighs the bad enough for you to consider tolerating a lack of punctuality on their part.
It all comes down to what you can tolerate and what works for you.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, if punctuality is very important to you, you may have to tackle the problem head on by letting them know how you feel about their habit of not being punctual.
If they find value in the relationship they have with you, they may consider what you tell them and try to change.
In the end, this is an issue that may be easily remedied as long as you approach it in the right way.
Voicing your opinion may be all it takes to help change direction and make this person understand just how much you value punctuality and respect.
This is how you are able to direct this interaction in a more open and understanding way.
By establishing the boundaries earlier on, you can both proceed with an understanding of what makes the other feel disrespected or upset.