You’ve been talking to this person for a solid week now.
You both decide to take the first step and go on a first date. Initially, you’re pumped! You meet at a small, quiet, somewhat romantic Italian restaurant in your hometown. You are seated and begin chatting trying to get to know one another. So far, things aren’t so bad, but wait for it.
As time goes on, you start to realize this person is actually a freak! You start to think, “What did I get myself into?!” This person is nothing like the person you’ve been talking to and you have no choice but to get out of it. Because- it’s just THAT bad!
But you’re also a caring person and don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. But again, you still have to make a run for it and fast. You’ve basically got no time for making more chit-chat and listening to those wild stories that are making you horribly uncomfortable. So what can you do?
If you’re not the brutally honest type, you can always come up with some wacko excuse like, “Oh, my pet frog is sick, he needs me” or “I lost my favorite underwear and I am running out of time to find it.” You could really make your date feel awkward by saying, “Oh my god, I love you, how do you think about marriage?” That’d scare anyone off on the first date, but it would do the trick!
Granted, your date may not believe you, but it’s enough to get you out the door and in the car down the road to freedom.
Below is what Twitter would say to get out of a really bad date. And we might add, they’re pretty funny and totally ridiculous. But hey, you got to do what you got to do! What excuse would you make?
Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she’s headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)