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How To End A Bad Date

Because you just can't fake feelings.

When you know, you just know. This saying can be true for relationship matches and clashes.

Researchers say most people make decisions about a person within seven seconds of meeting them. So if you seem unsure about a new date by the sixth second you might want to avoid sitting next to them throughout a six-course dinner.

Of course, we all know you can cut a date short by faking an illness or calling a friend for help, but doing so might leave you feeling like a jerk, not to mention leaving your date feeling down in the dumps.

In the slideshow below, relationship insider Kimberly Moffit shares 10 ways to politely end a bad date. From playing matchmaker to planning a short date to begin with, these tips will get you out of a bad date without making you feel like a bad guy.

Seven seconds in and still unsure about your date? Moffit says signs you're on a bad date include long periods of silence within the first five minutes, a lack of attraction and a clash of values.

Have you ever had to end a date early? Let us know how you escaped in the comments below.

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