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To say he looked cuter on Facebook is an understatement. You’ve had better conversations with your dog than with him over dinner. An escape strategy is needed, but how to proceed?
Bad dates happen, and sometimes you have to back out before it gets ugly. Getting out of a bad date often involves avoiding the truth, but it doesn’t have to. Here are some suggestions to skipping out on the dud.
Faking sick could work if you guys are going out to eat. Better yet, say you have cramps. No questions asked.
Girls often ask their friends to send the emergency text, or signal the emergency phone call. I think that’s an OK idea, but totally last resort. This is mostly because you will consistently look at your phone throughout the date. If you have to use the emergency text or call, do so with caution and try not to look like you are waiting for someone to contact you. If you do that, the illusion is lost.
If you’re not a good liar, the truth can set you free. Simply tell the person that you don’t think you two are as compatible as you thought. Just wait until dinner is over because that will be the longest meal you’ll ever have if you don’t. At least he won’t ask you back out, or try to kiss you at the end.
Sometimes honesty is the best policy, but if you find yourself afraid to break hearts, you can always do the above lies. Just keep in mind that this suitor will come back around. At that point, you need to tell him the truth about your feelings. At least the lies will buy you the time.