So hereâ€™s the sitch: Thereâ€™s a date in the date-books, and one half of the twosome in question no longer wants to go. Weâ€™ve all been there, on either side of things. Weâ€™ve been canceled on, when we, ourselves, were excited. But thatâ€™s not what this is. No.Â ThisÂ article presumes that youâ€™re the one whoâ€™s doing the avoiding. This article is here to give you better,Â gentlerÂ ways to do it.
Thereâ€™s one key ingredient to a well-constructed white lie, and that is a detail. A key, specific detail. People get paranoid out there in the great, wide world of dating, which means weâ€™re all the more keyed up, all the more terrified of being lied to. And that, in turn, makes it harder to do. But Iâ€™m here to make it easier. Iâ€™m here to provide, if not any uber-new ideas, some variations on the classics.
1. Youâ€™re just financially responsible.Â What we shall be doing in all of these, is drumming up excuses in which you are framed to look AMAZING. Not just amazing, ahh-MAH-zeeng. Anyway: Money. This is a new day and age in which we live. Gone is the idea that the man will always pay. In which case, you can use your own penny-pinching habits to both A) avoid the date, and B) look, not rude, but financially responsible.
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