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Best Excuses to Break a Date

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Are you looking for a reason to break a date? Look no further - but keep in mind that not all excuses are as effective as the other, hence the ranking.

Rated 1 point - posted 9 years ago by thewordwarrior in category Other.
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My car broke down. Report Abuse
This is a good one - especially if you're the one doing the picking up. But make sure there is no public transportation avaialble or that they won't offer to drive themselves.
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I'm sorry, my herpes flared up again, I'll call you again when its gone. Report Abuse
This is so effective that you will never see them again.
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My drunk neighbor fell down the stairs on his head again, I have to take him to the hospital. Report Abuse
This one works really well - especially if you don't want them to call you again.
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My boss just gave me this huge account, so I'm probably going to be working late for the next couple of months. But hey, when it's all over, I'll take you out for a real nice dinner Report Abuse
This one comes across as sincere.
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I think I'm coming down with an awful cold, and I'd really hate to give it to you. It's been going all around town, so take care. Report Abuse
This one is a winner, who wants to get sick after all?
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I'm sorry, I have to stay home and use the lice kit that the doctor gave me. Report Abuse
This one will get you a pregnant pause - and you'll never hear from them again.
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I have to take care of my sick child. Report Abuse
This can backfire if they didn't know you had kids.
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I have to take my cat (dog) to the vet. Report Abuse
This one can work but if the person is an animal lover, expect a lot of questions.
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We've been called into work on a special project. Report Abuse
As long as they don't work in the same building or office, this is a good one.
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My mother's gone into the hospital and I need to be with her. Report Abuse
A real sympathy excuse.
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I'm sorry, my asthma is acting up again. Report Abuse
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Just don't show up. When you talk to them say that your cell phone battery died so you couldn't call them. Report Abuse
this is effective - but you could end up with someone being really ticked off at you.
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Sorry, I'd love to take you out, but unfortunately football season just started. Can I call you after the Super Bowl ? Report Abuse
Honest but will leave them saying "what a jerk".
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I gained five pounds this week and I really don't want you to see me like this. Report Abuse
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A good friend of mine just showed up from out of town and I need to spend time with them. Report Abuse
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I'm sorry, I have to wash my cat. Report Abuse
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I’m sorry, but I can’t see you tonight. I was just flirting with you to get this other guy’s attention and it worked so I’m going out with him tonight. Report Abuse
Use this only if you really don't give a hoot about the person. You're going to end up hurting their feelings.
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