At some point in her life, every woman has experienced the date from hell. Whether it was a setup by a friend or an OkCupid profile gone wrong, every woman has gone through a terrible date, constantly wishing for a way out of it. Rachel DeAlto, flirt and relationship expert, provides tips for women on how to effectively and confidently get out of a date rut.
1) Be honest, but be nice
Do not run to the bathroom and never return. Tell your date that you just aren’t feeling the chemistry and that you think it would be best to not waste an entire night.
2) Always do coffee first
If you haven’t met before in person, do not start off with a fancy five course meal. Go for a cappuccino or a quick martini, then plan a dinner. It’s a lot easier to cut short a cup of coffee, than mid-way through an appetizer.
3) Create a (believable) excuse
If honesty is just to hard to dish out, create an excuse to cut the night short. Tell them you have to get home to finish a presentation for work, or that you have to wake up super early to take your friend to the airport.
4) Put them in the friend zone
Not feeling the spark? Let them know that you think the two of you could be great “friends”. Nothing will kill the mood faster!
5) Plant a phone call
It is an old trick, but it works. Have a friend or your mom call you 30-40 minutes into when the date is supposed to start. lf the date is going bad, pretend that they need your help immediately (broken down car, breakup with their boyfriend, babysitter cancelled – anything viable). It is completely passive aggressive (as most of these are), but will save their feelings.
About Rachel DeAlto:
Rachel DeAlto is the Founder and CEO of FlipMe Flirting Cards, which was developed to bring flirting back to the real world and empower women to get in touch with their sassy side. Each pack of FlipMe flirt cards includes 30 cards and a 6 month subscription to FlipMe.com. The cards contain flirty sayings on the front, and unique codes on the back that let the lucky recipient view your profile and send you messages. This stylish accessory is a simple and intriguing way to break the ice and let someone know you’re interested without divulging your personal details.