It’s not you, it’s…an emergency

The love pros at eHarmony have invented an app that calls with a fake ‘emergency’ when you need to escape a lame date.



You can set Bad Date Rescue to call in 5 minutes, 1 minute or just 3 seconds if things are really dire. You get to choose from a list of eminently plausible situations – your mum’s calling to say your sis is in labour, or your neighbour with the bad news your flat is flooded.

eHarmony have though of everything. It’ll look like an entirely normal call, even with the caller’s picture if you have one in your contacts, and there’s a fake voice on the other end, helping you beat a very realistic retreat.