As much as you'd like to think that your next blind date will go smoothly, ending with you walking down the aisle in perfect bliss and harmony, the odds aren't exactly in your favor. Bad blind dates seem to be a rite of passage. If you haven't had one, you will. So what do you do if you quickly realize that this date is an epic dud? Now's the time to get creative.

The Name Mistake

Let's say you enter the coffee shop and look for the guy with the blue tie, like instructed. There he is and he's the worst. But he's already seen you and your red skirt. What do you do? "Oh, I'm not Jenny. My name is Lisa. Sorry, I'm not your date." If he argues, just shrug and walk away.

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The Bad Date Turnaround

Is your date terrible, but you can't think of a way to get out of it? Turn the tables by being the bad date yourself. Eat with your mouth open. Say that you think "Star Wars" is a documentary and really happened. Insult her shoes. She'll be sneaking out the bathroom window in no time.

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The Very Believable Sickness Excuse

This works especially well if this is a dinner date. Excuse yourself to the bathroom and spend about ten minutes back there. Just before you head back out, splash some water on your face. Explain to your date that you've gotten sick. It must have been the food. The moist, "sweaty" face will really sell it.

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