4 Expert Approved Ways To Get Out Of A Bad Date (That Don't Involve A Fake Call From A Friend)

On a painful date and need to bail? We've got you. Behold, expert-approved tips that will help you get out with your diginity in tact.

We've all been there: you're on a date with a guy you met through a mutual friend. He's easy on the eyes, has a great job and definitely checks off things on your list. But he was late to your date, only talks about himself and managed to do all the things wrong to make a good first impression. You want so desparately to get up from the table and never look back but you're not sure what to do? We asked ESSENCE columnists, The Matchmaking DUO, on 4 ways to end things early when the chemistry just isn't there.