HOW TO OVERCOME A BAD
So, how can you
get away from a bad date, without embarrassing yourself and the
So, your current escape plans includes bad table manners, checking
other people out and using the restroom for a very long time. Do you
really think you're doing anyone any favors? It's more likely that
you are only making a fool out of yourself.
Instead, just be upfront with your date. Tell them, "Look, there is
no hope for romance between us and I would like to end our date
right now". Keep your integrity.
Donít forget that the other person has feelings too. Show them some
compassion. You do not want to leave a permanent scar on his or her
dating experience. How would you like it if you had to wait 45
minutes for someone to use the restroom?
Besides, they may actually end up being a better friend than a date.
Tell White Lies
So, you are not comfortable with telling your date the truth and you
also do not want to hurt them. Now what? Try telling your date a
Some good ones include, "I am not feeling well tonight," "I have to
get up early tomorrow morning," and "I have to get home before
Just remember to use only one white lie for every bad date. Do not
use more than one because your date will see through your lies and
you will end up looking foolish.
Your white lie is well intentioned, so don't feel guilty about it.
Not all lies are bad.
Do NOT Take The Blame
If you can't bring yourself to tell your date a white lie, then you
should place the blame on an external circumstance that you have no
Tell them something believable. You could say, "I do not have time
for a relationship right now because I am really busy at work."
Avoid anything that sounds ludicrous like, "My mom will not let me
Again, use only one external circumstance for every awful date that
you have. Use more than one and your date will get the impression
(ahem, realize) that you are making up excuses.
Placing the blame on an outside circumstance will help you get away
from your date a lot easier without hurting anyone's feelings or
making things awkward.
Choose A Busy Location
When you go out with someone for the first time, it's impossible to
know whether the date will be good or bad. Therefore, it is best to
choose somewhere busy to go out on your first date. The place should
be well lit and have a lot of people around.
Choosing somewhere busy will make it easier for you and your date to
get along because there will be more things to discuss. Having a lot
of people around eases the tension and helps you stop feeling like
you are under the microscope. It's also a quick way to end the date
because you could say that you need to go somewhere nearby and then
blend in with the crowd. It's not as awkward as leaving someone
alone at a dinner table.
Keep in mind that you should always bring plenty of cash for a taxi
or a bus. You cannot rely on your date to take you home, if you
choose this option.
Make It A Double Date
If you feel that you cannot leave your date, then why not change the
situation and make it a double date.
Let your date know that you would like to bring another couple. By
having a friend or two along, you can take the date from horrible to
fun. Why waste a perfect evening? Everyone can end up having a good
However, if your date rejects the idea of taking along another
couple, assure them that in no way will this affect your own date.