Excuses Women Have Used to Get Out of Terrible Dates

“I told my date that my dog swallowed a sock and had to have emergency surgery to remove it… I don’t even have a dog.” -Carley N., 25


“This dude had terrible body odor, he was drenched in sweat, insulted my culture, all while being super condescending. So, I told him I needed to return a dress urgently before the store closed, and I bolted!” -Sophia C., 26


“After kind of dating this dude, we went out for ramen one night (even though he knew I hated it). He was eating it, and it was grossing me out, so I told him that I was actually interested in women. Oops!” -Marlo B., 23


“One time I made my friend call me because the date was so bad. Her ’emergency’? She told me her cat was throwing up. So I told the dude I was with that I had to go help the cat… I know, I know.” -Catherine L., 24


“I was looking forward to going on a date with this dude… until he asked me to pick him up because he had a suspended license. I was immediately turned off, so when he called me, I told him that I had to go to the doctor because I had too much ear wax and was worried. Not sure why that’s the first thing I thought of, but it worked!” -Michelle T., 24

 “I work as a waitress, so when I knew I had to get out of a date, I just told him that the restaurant caught on fire. He ended up texting me after and asking about it, but I didn’t respond.” -Marie A., 26

 “I signed myself up for one extra shift at work so I could get the hell out of there! I told him I had to do mandatory overtime for the next few months, ha!” -Kat A., 22