You might know the feeling. You’re in the middle of a date with someone you didn’t know very well before the night began, but now you want to know even less of them. You are tired of the constant “me” discussion, you want to get home and kick out of your clothes, and preferably you want to do it alone, because this particular date is not coming home with you. Ever.
How do you get out of the bad date? Here are a few tried-and-true ideas:
The Out Call. A very popular way to get out of a bad date, the out call works like this: At a designated time, a good friend will call you to make sure you’re okay. If you are enjoying yourself, you can tell them goodnight and keep the date going. But if you need an out, you’ve got it! Decide ahead of time on an emergency that require your immediate attention, and if it turns out to be a bad date, pretend that emergency has come up. Say a brief goodbye and hit the road.
Act the total bitch. Want to walk away but the guy won’t take the hint? Walk away by being a total bitch. Criticize everything. Make inappropriate comments. Tell him you normally don’t date guys like him, and come up with plenty of reasons why. Don’t worry about hurting his feelings – by the time you’re done, you will both think its a bad date.
Be far too sweet. Don’t want to be a bitch? Go the other way. Talk about love and babies and marriage on the first date. Show your date that you are ready to walk down the aisle, and ask him what kind of ring he dreams about giving you. Start planning every day of his life right there at the table. Trust me, the man will run away fast – and if he doesn’t, it’s time for you to strap on your running shoes, because he’s on the desperate side.