I had perhaps one of the most difficult dates in a long time with this girl, that reminded me of a date I might have had when I was eighteen, it was so awkward and unpleasant. I finally had that “Aha” moment at the end of the date, “What on earth I am doing on a date with this girl?! Bail!” It’s not good for you or her, just sitting out a bad date, but of course we do because we’re afraid of “hurting people’s feelings” or perhaps just, “getting it wrong”. Sure, you want to do it nicely, but it’s better to try and fail than fail to try. Try and find an elegant way to finish a date early.