The perfect wingman is only a download away.
If you've ever had the misfortune of being on a date gone terribly wrong, you're not alone. When it comes to playing the field, first dates and awkward moments go hand in hand. From uncomfortable silences to tension you could cut with a knife, we've all been through dates that were so terrible that sending out an S.O.S. seemed like the next best option. Finding love and dating in general shouldn't be this complicated!
Luckily for you, we found the perfect wingman apps that will help get you out of a bad date with none the wiser — Because you shouldn't have to be a pro at morse code to escape from tense situations.
When an already horrid date takes a turn for the worse, having a friend on speed dial to get you out usually does the trick. Now, the recently released "Tickle" app gets rid of the middle man. As far as wingmen go, this revolutionary app takes it to another level by not only sensing when you feel uncomfortable (through the use of a motion detector), but interrupting your date with a fake phone call. If you're itching to dine and dash, "Tickle" has got you covered. Still in the beta stage, a waitlist to sign up for the app is now available.
2. eHarmony's Bad Date Rescue, Free
If you can't wait for the "Tickle" app to come and save the day, eHarmony's "Bad Date Rescue" app is definitely a close second. With features that include a timer to set when the call will go off, a list of excuses to use (coupled with an option to choose what caller will appear) and a totally sneaky script to follow if acting has never been your forte, you'll be singing their praises in no time. After all, if it's free, it's meant to be.
3. Slydial, Free
Stuck with plans with a known bad date from hell with no way out? This next app makes it easy to escape unscathed. With "Slydial", you don't have to be a psychic or a master of disguise to avoid a sticky situation completely. If you're too nervous to call the evening off and risk having the person pick up, "Slydial" skips out on the awkward conversation by sending your call straight to their voicemail. You're welcome.
4. DateCheck, Free
If you're used to your friends setting you up with lackluster blind dates, "DateCheck" is just the thing to help you get your inner Sherlock Holmes on. Not only will it investigate your date by doing a full background check, its "Sleaze Detector" will weed through the important (and plain creepy) stats and send you a copy. Your love life will officially be a sleaze-free zone.
What have you done to get out of a bad date? Tell us in the comments below!
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