Let’s be honest. First dates can be brutal. After texting and chatting with a stranger for a week, you think you’re finally ready for a real date. Then as soon as you go on the date, you just want to run. It happens to the best of us.
We understand that you don’t want to be rude by ending the date early, especially if your date just ordered that expensive bottle of wine; but sometimes you just have to bail. If you don’t want to hurt your date’s feelings, here are some ways to bail when a date goes wrong.
Have A Friend Call To Say There’s An Emergency
This is the oldest trick in the book, but you can’t go wrong using it. Before your date, arrange to have your friend call or text you at a certain time. If the date is going well, just ignore it. If the date is awful, answer that phone and get the hell out of there girl! There’s no shame in doing this.
Pretend To Be Sick
This option works best if you’ve just eaten seafood or steak. These foods give you an easy excuse to fake sick. You can say that you feel nauseous from the undercooked food. You can also use this excuse if you’ve had a couple of drinks. Just admit you’re a lightweight and run to the bathroom. Pretending to be sick is great; because this way, you don’t even have to kiss your date goodnight. No one wants to even be close to a puke-mouth.
Ask For The Check The Next Time Your Server Comes Over
When the server drops the check, most people know that it’s time to pay and leave. Your date will see the check and know that it’s time to go. If you feel really bad, you can pay for your own food. This will let your date know that you’re just not into him. A man always wants to pay for the first date; so if you don’t give them that option, he’ll probably think it wasn’t going to work out anyway.
Go To The Bathroom And Never Come Back
This option is a bit cruel, and should only be used as a last resort. If your date is just that terrible and none of the previous options have worked, then head off to the bathroom. Follow up with a nice text and just explain that you had to bail. Just be prepared for a mean text back. Hey, no one said dating was easy.
Just Be Honest
While the above options are creative, nothing is better than the truth. Everyone respects honesty, especially on a date. Explain to your date that you two just don’t vibe. You’re looking for certain requirements in a partner, and he doesn’t make the cut. Pay for your half of the bill and take an uber home if your date picked you up. This way, there are no expectations for either party. You can part ways and forget the date ever happened. Unless it was just the worst date in history and will stay in your memories forever. We hope that’s not the case.