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Three Simple Ways to Survive a Bad Date

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Surviving a bad date can be tricky, but it can be done if you know the right steps to take. 

Imagine you are on the worst date of your life with what seems to be the world’s worst man. You’re in the midst of this horrible place and this date just seems to drag on and on. It’s as if there has never been a night that has lasted as long as this one.

You keep thinking to yourself as you look at this person, when will this torture ever end, and what did I do to deserve this? All you want is to find a place to hide, or escape as quickly as possible. But how do you do that? Sometimes in times of distress you have to do things that you may not normally do. This would be one of those times.

Bad Date SurvivalSo, if you’re ready to learn what you can do the next time you somehow find yourself with "Mr. Oh So Wrong," read on.

Scenario 1: You’re on a date at an elegant restaurant with an absolutely gorgeous man. He looks good, smells good, and has a body that ripples with muscles in all the right places. You may be thinking, how could this possibly be bad?

Then he opens his mouth and begins to talk and talk and talk, not about something deeply profound or even relatively interesting, but about himself. He doesn’t ask about you once or show interest in anything other than what makes him so great.

Every time he takes a breath you try to jump in, but it’s no use, he just talks right over you. You get so tired of hearing his voice you just want to yell, “SHUT UP!” But of course being the polite lady that you are, you smile and nod, enabling this conceited motormouth to continue rambling.

The Plan: In this situation you’ve got to look at the bright side and make the most of what you’re working with here. Since you know by now that he’s got a great job, you can allow yourself to take advantage of this information. How about enjoying anything on the menu, starting with the filet mignon and lobster? Next, order a few cocktails. This will not only allow you to tolerate him, but you might find some humor in the situation as well.

You can also use this time to reflect on what it is that you need to prepare for tomorrow; admire your surroundings; or even wink at the cute guy sitting a couple of tables away. Eventually this nightmare will end and you will never have to speak to this date, or should I say hear him speak, again.

Scenario 2: You’re with a guy with whom you seem to connect and feel comfortable almost instantly. He does and says all the right things to make you believe that he is such a sweet guy. Then you notice him glance at a woman passing by. Okay, no big deal, right?

Throughout the night you see him checking out other women. Even when the two of you are in the middle of what seems to be a great conversation, his eyes just continue to wander. Now, some of you might slap him or say something to him about being disrespectful, but why not try something different?

The Plan: At some point, excuse yourself to go to the ladies’ room or outside for some fresh air. On your way there, find a sexy guy to flirt with. Have fun, exchange numbers, but don’t stay too long.

Then return to your date and occasionally make eye contact with your new friend. If youre date mentions your behavior, just innocently tell him that you thought that it was okay to admire those of the opposite sex since he seemed to do it so well. If this doesn’t wake him up at least you’ve got another option for later.

Scenario 3: You are out on a date with a guy who clearly has no kind of home training. He acts as if he were raised by wild monkeys. You think to yourself, is he serious? Does he really burp as loudly as humanly possible, shovel food into his mouth while talking, and suck and pick at his teeth when he’s done with his meal? You’ve got to be kidding me; this has to be some sort of a prank. Is his mother the zoo keeper? Does he even know his mother, or any woman for that matter?

As these questions run through your mind you feel as if everyone is watching and wondering what’s wrong with you. The feeling of embarrassment makes you blush and want to sink under the table.

The Plan: This situation may call for some seriously drastic measures. Very discreetly pull out your cell phone and text your friend 911. Use this code because it’s quick and easy. Once your girl sees the message she will know that you need to be called immediately.

As soon as you get the call act as if your friend is going through some sort of a crisis and needs you by her side right now. Tell your date that you’re sorry you can’t enjoy his lovely company anymore and that he has definitely made it a memorable night.

I know there are many more nightmare date scenarios, but this gives you a basic idea of what you can do with almost any bad date. Whenever you go out with someone you should try to make the most of it, never be rude or un-ladylike at anytime. Always keep your composure and make sure, no matter what the scenario, you handle it with class and style.

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  • jp

    So your advice is milking a guy because he has money, acting equally as rude, and lying. Sorry, but this is all terrible advice.

    well said… this article wins awards for being amazingly bad advice

  • My advice is to make the best out of a bad situation. This is not behavior women should demonstrate with the “good” guys out there. However, when a woman is dealing with losers who don’t know how to act like gentlemen or treat her as she should be treated, then these are things she can do. Whether a woman throws a glass of wine in the guys face or takes my advice, the result is the same: No second date!

  • So your advice is milking a guy because he has money, acting equally as rude, and lying. Sorry, but this is all terrible advice.

  • A normal guy could possibly see through the 911 text and call from the friend, but a guy similar to the ones in these scenarios wouldn’t have a clue. And you’re right, it wouldn’t matter even if they did catch on to any of these ploys. The point is to somehow get out of the situation without it being obvious and/or rude.

  • I don’t know about the 911 call to the friend… I think any guy will see through that little ploy. But I guess in that situation you have nothing to lose anyway!