Ladies and gentlemen, we have all been there before — getting stuck on the date from hell! But there are ways to avoid going on bad dates. You can talk on the phone for a couple of days before deciding to take your friendship on the scene. You can even plan a short date, like getting coffee, to feel the person out before committing to a long date. Another option is to video chat beforehand, but if none of these options prevent a ratchet date, then here are some ways to get you out of any merciless dating situation. Just a tip though, if you decide to attempt to use any of the following dreadful date escape routes, they work best when you can provide your own transportation home.
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