In movies and TV shows, characters are always having their bestie call with a fake emergency if they want to cut a bad date short, but it seems a lot of people actually do this in real life. Daters only need 25 minutes to decide whether or not they’re having a good time on a date, according to a new study. But those daters still wait an average of 51 minutes before faking a call from a demanding boss or desperate friend so they can ditch the dud.
The research into boring dates reveals:
- A fifth of singles admit to leaving halfway through a date that wasn’t going well.
- But not everyone tries to escape, as 58% say they’ve stuck around on a bad date, doing so because they felt the need to be polite (72%), thought it might get better (37%), or just felt too uncomfortable to say anything (36%).
- Some singles don’t even make it to the date, canceling 19 hours before it’s supposed to start if they’re not excited to go.
- The biggest reasons people want out of a bad date include rudeness (48%), their date constantly checking their phone (37%) and an awkward atmosphere (36%).
- When it comes to those made-up excuses, the most commonly used fabrications include a sick family member, an emergency at work, a headache, and suddenly remembering an important task they need to do ASAP.
Source: NY Post