So yesterday night, I met with a young lady off of Tinder. We had good conversation and I figured, “Hey, why not meet up with her?” and see where this could go. I sat at the bar sipping a chilled, white vermouth straight and chatting with bartenders awaiting her arrival. Eventually, I was greeted warmly with a hug by a cute, well dressed woman who I instantly knew wasn’t my type. We sat and talked for a couple of minutes and I just didn’t feel any connection or the want to pursue discovering one or not. Even though, I stayed and chatted for an hour or so I wondered, “How could I end this date early and be on my merry-fucking-way?”- I was stomped. So I asked a couple of friends, googled a few things, and finally I have 3 Tips on How to End a Not-So-Bad Date Early:

1. Set a Time Limit
Say that you wont be able to hang out very long from the very beginning. By doing this, you give the person the expectation that this will be a short meet-up beforehand. This gives you the ability to bounce whenever you choose and not seem rude. Putting a cap on catching a drink or two could let you control your time when meeting new dates.

2. Lie and Do the Best Acting Possible

Give an Oscar worthy performance and lie; act like you’ve become ill/have an allergic reaction, go with the old faithful emergency call from a friend, or even suddenly remember that you forgot to do something very important. If they believe your lie, and always offer to pay for both of you or at the very least pay for your portion of the meal.

3. Man or Woman Up and Just Tell the Truth
If you’re not feeling it just be honest, polite, and say so. Examples:
I think you are a very nice person, but I don’t think we are compatible.
I really appreciate the time and effort you put forth meeting me, but I don’t think this will work out.
I’m sorry, but I think we’d be better off as friends. (Only if you do believe they’d make a good friend)


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