It's a disappointing part of life that not every date we go is going to yield a love connection.

So if the date is going badly and you really want to split, what do you do? It depends on how creative you want to get -- a friend's car broke down, great aunt Tilly took a turn for the worse and other karmically catastrophic excuses work for many, but if you're feeling TRULY daring, you might actually want to try the truth.

Be polite, but direct and say, "This isn't going to work" and walk out. You'll save your time and his.