Sometimes it seems like for every great internet date you go on, there’s five bad dates. I’ve been internet dating for over a year now, and while the good dates make it worthwhile, the bad ones can be pretty awful. But I’ve found a few ways that technology can help make a bad date better, or at least make it end faster. I also learned how to catch a cheater from the research I’ve done on this topic!
Here are 5 tricks I use when I end up on a bad internet date:
It’s always polite to finish a date, even if you know from the minute that you meet your date that it isn’t a match, and there won’t be a second date. But sometimes you end up dating someone so terrible you just have to get out.
Instead of sticking out a bad date, excuse yourself to go to the bathroom, get on your phone, and get an Uber to get out of the situation. Find a back entrance or ask to use the employee entrance, so you can slip out without your date noticing. Just make sure that you leave some money to pay for any food or drinks that you had.
Text A Friend For Help
Did you set up an escape call or text before the date? If not, you might need to text a friend who can call you or text you and give you an excuse to leave. A quick text under the table or when your date goes to the bathroom can let a friend know that you need an escape text or call immediately. After your friend rescues you, set up a code for next time so you don’t have to waste time typing out a long text. I use a dog emoji with my friends as a code. If the date is terrible and I need out, I just text the emoji to a friend. They immediately know that my date is a dud, and I need a rescue. This is a good way to go too when you need to catch a cheater in your life. Friends help you with everything!
Get Some Conversation Starters
Running out of things to talk about with your date? When your date goes to the bathroom, hit up Google or a news app to get some fun or interesting conversation starters to get the conversation going again. Sometimes people are just nervous on dates and don’t really know what to say. Picking a current event or interesting story to talk about can turn a potentially bad date into a good date.
Arrange Another Date
If you think he’s not catch a cheater material, then you can always move to the next phase. But, when your date is a bad one from the start, you can hop on a dating app to set up another date. You already look great and are in the right dating mindset. Why not try to find a better date for the evening?
What I’ve shared are only some options, but there are always more to get out of a bad date.
And don’t forget that even further down the line, how you and your love are together can affect others too. Be careful and have fun!