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The sneaky app that will call you with an “emergency” during a bad date

The love pros at eHarmony invent an iPhone app that can be programmed to call with a fake “emergency,” allowing you to graciously escape a lame date


Say you’re out on a date with someone new, and the person who sparklingly met all the usual date prerequisites turns out to be… far from what you expected. What do you do? Enter the Bad Date Rescue app from the romance experts at eHarmony. The app allows you to believably excuse yourself while sparing the other person’s feelings. Here’s what you should know:

How does it work?
There are more than a few “fake phone call” apps already out there, says Andrew Liszewski at Gizmodo, but eHarmony’s Bad Date Rescue app goes “beyond the call of duty” in a number of ways. First, you’ll be able to choose precisely when the call arrives, whether that be in 3 seconds, 1 minute, or 5 minutes. Then it lets you specify the emergency: Your mom calls to tell you your sister just went into labor, for example, or your next-door neighbor rings to tell you your apartment’s flooded.

Isn’t that kind of suspect?
The app combs through your address book and uses the caller’s picture (if you have it), which pops up like a normal call when it comes through…

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