The Top Ten Excuses We’ve Used to Cancel a Date
Have you ever had to bail on a date when you realized the person was total garbage? You realized you got yourself into a situation with someone you're not even interested in.
People will tolerate an average of 51 minutes of a bad date before making their excuses to leave, according to research.
People were also asked about bowing out ahead of time with 44% of people saying they have done that. On average, we'll cancel 19 hours beforehand.
Here are the ten most common excuses we've used to get out of a date . . .
10. "I'm not feeling good."
9. "A family member is sick."
8. "I've got a work emergency."
7. "I forgot."
6. "There's something important I have to do."
5. "I realized I'm not ready for a relationship."
4. "My car broke down."
3. "I have a deadline at work."
2. "A friend or family member showed up unannounced."
1. "I got stuck in traffic."
Here are a few that just missed the top ten:
- "My pet is sick"
- "I forgot we were grabbing food and already ate"
- "I can't find the place"
- "You look like my SIBLING, and I can't get past it"
- "I got arrested"
The poll also found it only takes 25 minutes before we know if there's a "spark" or not. So on a first date, that initial half-hour is really important.
The top signs a date isn't going well are awkward conversations, and not laughing at each other's jokes.