The ceilings of the restaurant are low and not all of the lights work. Sure, a friend of your date had raved about this “hole in the wall” place, but it definitely seems more “hole” than “wall.”
But that’s beside that fact that your date isn’t really who you expected them to be. There is no other way to explain it… your date is just sorta weird.
If you’ve ever wanted out of a date, you’re not alone. And while sticking out a first date–even if just for the awesome story to tell your roommate later–is usually a good idea, sometimes you need to follow your gut and bolt.
Like if your date brings a random friend along. Or calls another love interest while driving you somewhere. Or if things get completely creepy and weird, like your date takes you to a seance or a funeral. Those officially qualify as very weird dates, and you should try to get out of them (and away from the person) as soon as possible.
Just so you’ll have some ready in your back pocket, here are some legitimate excuses to get out of a weird date:
*My cat/roommate/plant gets scared if I leave her alone too long.
Even a weirdo can’t discount the tender feelings of a cat/roommate/plant. Your date will understand.
*I’ve got this thing early tomorrow.
You don’t even have to explain what that thing is, just relay that it is super important and you need your beauty rest in order to do that thing.
*I suddenly feel ill and need to go lay down.
Don’t mention that your tummy is rumbling due to the nasty bowl of who knows what your date bought for you… just say you feel you are coming down with something and don’t want to inflict the bug on your date.
*I have a social anxiety I thought I could control, but…
If your date is a weird person, then they may understand better than anyone that sometimes, you just can’t be out in public. Make it known that you need some alone time. They don’t need to know that the social anxiety was actually caused by the date.
*I was called into work.
Even if you work from home… work is work, right? Go get er done. Can’t argue with that pesky boss (even if that boss is yourself).
*I have soooo much studying to do.
Who cares that you’re not actually enrolled in a class! You still have things you want to learn. No time like the present.
*I “met someone” on the way to this date, and I don’t think it’s fair to lead you on…
It’s a long shot, but it could work.
*I am 99% sure I left the iron, blow dryer, stove, or whatever on….
Even if you didn’t use them today, it COULD happen.
*Unfortunately, you look like my ex, and I just can’t…
Your ex and your current (weirdo) date could be twins! No one should have to face that. Go home.
*I’m not sure about my sexuality, or political position, or purpose in life anymore.
There are bigger things to figure out. This date is getting in your way.
*You just said something that reminds me of my dead goldfish.
Now the night is ruined.