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How to Turn Down a Date Gently

Watch more Dating Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to turn down a date gently with these relationship tips. 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: Be truthful Try the truth. Simply say, "I'm not interested." After all, everyone says they appreciate the truth --and it's hard to argue with blunt honesty. Even barflies who lack self-respect know this, which is why they often target people too nice say so. Step 2: Say you're involved Say, "I'm involved." This is one of the most common little white lies -- it's simple in theory, easy to execute, and makes everyone feel good about themselves. Step 3: Claim a recent breakup Tell the person, "I just got out of a serious relationship and I'm not ready to date." It's important you include that last part; otherwise you leave yourself open to the "I don't want anything serious either" argument. Tip Beware -- your unwanted suitor will know you're full of bull if you are later spotted sucking face with someone else. Step 4: Feign homosexuality Say, "I bat for the other team." But before you do, take a moment to consider if you really want to go there. Step 5: Plead insanity Plead insanity. Here, you have lots of options -- you could talk about the CIA agents who are following you, dip in and out of the seven personalities you claim are living in your body, or wax poetic about your conversations with deceased historical figures. Step 6: Pull out all stops Pull out all the stops -- inform this person that you are over 40, live with your parents, and are unemployed. This is the trifecta of turnoffs -- you've pulled the age card, the pathetic card, and the broke card. If they stick around, they're either hopelessly in love or hopelessly horny. Did You Know? According to one survey, 43% of singles have searched a person's name on the internet before going on a first date with them.
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