(If you are on a mobile device, click here to see a static version of the Power and Control Wheel.) Do you recognize any of the warning signs in your own relationship? 2009-TA-AX-K015 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U. Call, chat or text with one of our peer advocates today. As female entrepreneurs, we break the misconception that VCs are not funding women.A Babson College study found only 2.7 percent of the 6,517 companies that received venture funding from 2011 to 2013 had women CEOs.However, with a phone in hand and a friend given strict instructions to ring you halfway through, many of these could be adapted to a mid-date break out. Any mention of the “p” word and most guys would sooner cut off their arms than enter into any gory details!One caveat, though: some of these excuses are designed to cancel a single date, whereas others are designed to exit the whole relationship. 20 foolproof get-out-of-jail free excuses #1 Auto failure. Great for blind or first dates, expose the bigot in your potential date by hitting them with this line. [Read: 8 awesome exit strategies to end a date midway and get out] #15 I’m broke. Ring up your date and tell them you can’t meet them tonight because your ex is stalking you.The Oscar winner was photographed behind the wheel of a black Cadillac Thursday evening.
Martin was snapped with a giant smile on his face as he spent time chatting with two lovely ladies, including Sara Foster, who was scantily clad in a leotard.If, and only if, you are traveling some distance to the date and there is no other way to see it through than with your own set of wheels, claiming a mechanical breakdown is the perfect get-out clause. Little sister needs picking up, grandma needs taking to the hospital… These are responsibilities that it would be churlish to disregard and your date has no choice but to accept it. Say you’re a member of a religion that has a holy day on the eve of the date and you had forgotten about it. The first choice of date-shirkers everywhere, nothing is more likely to guarantee a get-out clause more effectively than explosive diarrhea or projectile vomiting. Unfortunately for humankind, but not for your manipulative self, chances are they won’t be getting back in touch. You’ve no money and no way of even getting to the date—nevermind paying for it. Ring up your date and tell them you can’t make it because your husband/wife has come home unexpectedly early. This one is sure to put the brakes on any budding relationship. This is one stone cold lie of an excuse, but what comeback is there? Not an excuse, exactly, but look: if you’re willing to try some of the excuses above, it would be less brutal just to tell them the truth!Just don’t let the other person see you cruising down the high street the next morning! You could claim that you’ve just come out of a relationship and you’ve realized you’re not ready for a new romance yet. It doesn’t have to be a real celebration or even a real religion. A strong getting out excuse that has the added bonus of making you look cheap, desperate, and unlikely to get a call back. Stop answering your phone until after the date and then use this excuse, if at all possible. Tell them you’d tried to convince yourself that you could have a heterosexual relationship, but you’ve realized that you’ve just been lying to yourself. [Read: Conversation tips to end a date midway – The good, bad and ugly way! If you’re rethinking the whole thing, be assured that there is always an easy way to get out of it without forcing the issue. The other person may be disappointed, but they may also be secretly impressed by your commitment to your career. There’s not much anyone can say to this one, and it’s great, in that it can range from a case of mistaken identity if you do actually want to see that person again, right through to the most heinous crime possible if you don’t. For Sonya Kreizman and Natasha Nova, love is more than just a concept–it’s serious business.