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How To End a Bad Date

Watch more Dating Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - End a bad date effectively and tactfully with this advice. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Have a policy Have a dating policy. Meeting for a weekday lunch will provide a limited time frame and a safe, public location. Step 2: Be graceful Be graceful and keep up your end of the conversation, even if sparks aren't flying. Tip You might actually make a friend of your bad date if you let go of any romantic expectations. Step 3: Remain tactful Remain tactful. Express disappointment without negativity. Say, "I'm having a good time but I was hoping we'd have more chemistry." If your date seems nervous and awkward, tell them you're feeling the same way and suggest ending the date. Step 4: Be honest Be honest at the end of a bad date and say why you don't want to go out again. For instance, "You're nice but we don't have a lot in common." Or, "You have interesting things to say but the conversation was more one-sided than I like." Tip Take advantage of a lull in the conversation to end the date. Say that it seems you don't have much to say to one another, thank them, and leave. Step 5: Get up and leave Get up and leave if a date is touchy-feely, rude, abusive, or drunk. Did You Know? One in five high-school-age girls has been physically or sexually abused by a date.
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