7 Bad Date Exit Strategies

We’ve ALL been there. The Bad Date.

Sitting at a table across from your date and wondering how in the hell you’re going to get out of the situation. I’ve compiled a short list of ways to do this. Some require minimal pre-planning and some can be done on the fly. These are options that can be used when you don’t feel like saying to the person’s face:

” You’re a creepy bastard and you look NOTHING like your pictures. There’s no fucking way I want to stay another minute let alone EVER want to have sex with you.”

Most of us wouldn’t have the guts to say that in person so here’s what else you can do:

  1.  Go to the bathroom but don’t come back. This only works if you are seated where your date can’t see the bathroom AND the exit.
  2.  Tell your date you’re going to the bathroom. Do so but call/text a friend and ask them to call you in 10 minutes. Fake an emergency with your kids, parent or even your cat…despite if you even have kids or a cat.
  3. Download a free APP to your phone that will go off after a certain amount of time making it look you’re getting an emergency call or text. (Just in case you don’t have any friends…)
  4. Tell your date you didn’t get much sleep the night before and you have to work early in the morning.
  5. If you’re not in a coffee shop or restaurant where you can hide out in the bathroom, there is always the option to fake sick. You can say you weren’t feeling well before you arrived but didn’t want to stand the person up.
  6. Act like a total bitch/asshole, create a nervous twitch, pretend you have Tourette’s, or make up a strange OCD habit (count your steps and on every 5th step you clap 3 times)….all in an effort to make them think you’re screwed up and make THEM want to leave.
  7. Last but not least, if you’re really not sure about the date you can show up early and wait for the person to show up. Once you see them and it’s already clear you don’t want to be there, leave.

When it’s all said and done it’s best not to leave the person hanging. Dishonesty sucks and sadly these exit strategies use it. If the person seemed ok but you just weren’t interested. It’s best to text/e-mail then by the next day to tell them your lack of interest. If the person TOTALLY lied about everything, my BLOCK/DELETE method works just fine!

As well, stick with something short like a walk or coffee. You don’t want to get stuck in the situation where I write about Why I Don’t Do Dinner on a First Date.

Bad Date Bingo

Bad Date Bingo

Do you have any other ideas for exiting a bad date? Let me know in the comment section on the blog, Facebook or Twitter.



Filed under Dating, OKCupid, Online Dating, POF, Single

8 responses to “7 Bad Date Exit Strategies

  1. ok dude here from redonkulas.com OK bad dates exit stratigies? well always meet at a coffee shop in public. a cup of coffee lasts 15 min tops so you can cut and run. but in my youth I used the following

    1 have to work in the morning
    2 I have a hang over “guaranteed for them to break contact”
    3. do you want to go get drunk? used it twice in my life both turned me down and never called me again.
    4. ask if they lost weight they looked bigger in there pics.
    5. be rude they will leave quicker
    6. tell them you saw them before and did not appreciate there rude comments and walk out, I used that one once.
    7. be over critical of them
    8. cut a huge fart
    9. be a pompus ass

  2. #6 is my favorite! It’s so much easier to let them end it. I’m not sure I could do the whole “ditch them without saying anything” technique, but it would certainly be effective.

    Here’s how I got out of a bad date once:

  3. hahahaa! Start planning the wedding while at the table. Then talk about all the babies you want to have. You can even start naming them and then planning how you will save for their college fund. That will send 99.9999% of all men running! Great post!

  4. Reblogged this on Single in Sin City and commented:
    Loved it so much I want to share

  5. My favorites: Popped Collars and Inexcusably Stupid. However, being the weird woman I am, I could occasionally justify a popped collar But Inexcusably Stupid needs a much higher number.

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