How To Get Out Of A Bad Date In 60 Seconds


Once upon a time, when I was single, I went on an awful date with a man who seemed to take his fashion advice from Marty McFly. In an effort to escape from the terror of the incredibly awkward evening, I asked my best friend, via text, to save me.

It’s a scene that isn’t terribly uncommon in the land of single people. Some dates are so horrible that a getaway is necessary since you’re too polite. However, actually learning how to get out of a bad date, and getting away in a relatively polite manner, can be tricky.

Luckily, eHarmony has set out to create an escape route for how to get out of a bad date.

No more suffering through awkward conversation. No more of that dreaded feeling of time being wasted.

The online dating site has developed a “Bad Date Rescue App” for the world’s singles. The app allows users to schedule fake incoming calls on their iPhones, offering a quick and easy escape from bad dates. 

Before you go, you can schedule a call for during your date (which you can cancel at any time), or you can go to the restroom to schedule a fake call.

This app has several emergency-worthy options to choose from. For example, you can fake a call from your mom exclaiming, “Your sister is having a baby!” (Of course, stay away from this option if you’ve already discussed your siblings and are suspicious without a sister in real life.

Here’s another alternative: Your neighbor is calling, and a water pipe in your apartment has sprung a leak! Oh no, you gotta run! Even better, it’s your boss, and they need you at the office immediately for an emergency.

In an effort to make the calls as authentic as possible, your screen looks just like a legitimate incoming call and features an authentic voice on the other end.

Whose voice? Doesn’t matter — all that counts is getting you out of a bad date.

For those bad liars who are unsure of what to say to the fake caller, a “repeat after me” option is available. This feature feeds you the proper lines to make a credible escape.

Where was this app during my encounter with Marty McFly? This app is truly a genius idea. It will save everyone a lot of headaches, especially if you’re too nice and you don’t want to hurt their feelings.

Originally written by Kait Smith on YourTango

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay


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