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Relationships The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date  

Amber Hubert
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List Rules Vote for your favorite sudden illnesses, or best friend crises that can get you out of a dead end date!

Best case scenario, when it comes to a date, you'll be staring into each other's eyes and fall madly in love by the time the creme brûlée arrives. More often though, you'll be scrounging for anything to talk about to make that uncomfortable silence go away and forcing yourself to find something attractive about his receding hairline and beer belly. If that's the case, sometimes you just gotta bounce. It isn't always the nicest thing to do but your time is precious and if there's no spark - on to the next one! 
 
This list has some good tips for when you need to tip toe on outta that restaurant, call your best friend, and tell her the all scary details. Not every date can be a home run! You might let him get to first base, but sometimes you meet a guy and don't even want to be in the same ballpark! If that sounds familiar, check out this list for pointers in case it ever happens again, which, sorry to say, it probably will. 
 
But keep hope alive, ladies and gents! He or she is out there and looking for you, too! So much of life is about timing. This list is for when the timing is so bad that you just can't sit across from your bad date for another second. Always try to be polite and kind but you got to do what you got to do.
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161 77
I have an emergency! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
I have an emergency!

2
151 71
I have to be up SO early! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
I have to be up SO early!

3
127 87
My roommate lost her keys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
My roommate lost her keys

4
116 77
Let him down gently is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Let him down gently

5
102 93
We should just be friends! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
We should just be friends!

6
95 96
So tired! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
So tired!

7
99 104
Fake being sick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Fake being sick

8
79 98
Migraine! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Migraine!

9
80 111
My best friend needs me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
My best friend needs me

10
14 13
I'm Not Ready to Date. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Shann added I'm Not Ready to Date.

11
53 81
Son Needs a Ride Home! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
CharisseBeiswangerOrendorff added Son Needs a Ride Home!

12
86 139
Go to the bathroom and never c... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Go to the bathroom and never come back

13
22 32
Work to Do is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Adrianna Ruiz added Work to Do

14
59 105
I know someone you'd be gr... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
I know someone you'd be great for!

15
56 100
Tell him you never even kiss o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Tell him you never even kiss on the first date

16
57 107
Spill a drink on yourself is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Spill a drink on yourself

17
52 109
That time of the month is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
That time of the month

18
57 120
I need to walk my dog. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
I need to walk my dog.

19
53 116
My landlord's calling, I l... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
My landlord's calling, I left the oven on!

20
45 108
Allergy attack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Allergy attack

21
33 119
Start crying is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Start crying

22
24 117
Have a phone date with a frien... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Have a phone date with a friend overseas

23
23 115
Work party is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
Work party

24
18 97
I have to feed the meter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date
I have to feed the meter