06.27.1311:20 AM ET

How to Ditch a Bad Date

With style and grace, of course.

We’ve all been on one of those dates that quickly goes from bad to worse—but how to escape without crushing his heart or creating an aura of awkward? Her Campus says to be mindful of your own behavior: don’t lead him on when the conversation seems forced. Don’t overshare—he’ll think that means you’re comfortable with him. When he asks if you’d like to meet again, say you’re too busy, don’t want to commit, or, most honestly, that you just don’t think you’re compatible. Best just to rip off the Band-Aid—without getting rude.