Do You Use The Failed Text Message Excuse To Avoid Loser Dates?

Mobile phones are ubiquitous, so it's no surprise that lots of us use them to flirt. However, they've also become a convenient excuse to get out of dates with someone you decide actually isn't worth your time.

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A BlackBerry-sponsored survey of 600 Australians found that 60 per cent of people aged between 18 and 34 have used their mobile phones to arrange dates. However, it seems that the level of commitment involved in a "text date" isn't very high. A fairly high 36 per cent of people also admitted that they had lied about missing a message in order to avoid going on a date. Oddly enough, 88 per cent of those surveyed said they would find having a confirmed receipt of message useful, even though that would quickly show up a large proportion of them as liars.

Do you routinely lie about getting messages to avoid dates you've gone off, or would you make sure you hadn't made the commitment in the first place? Tell us in the comments.


    If I had a dollar for everytime I missed a call or text from my old part time job...

      you'd probably get more than a dollar if you actually went in...

        Well played, sir.

          Not really. My boss was a dodgy bastard. He would be really dicrete and say things like "Are you available Thursday night" the when you say yes he'd tell me he needed me to work 6-8, knowing that I hate working two hour shifts and only said yes hoping it was 5-10. Spending $20 on petrol to earn $30 isn't worth my time, I'd rather stay home with my dollar.

    Its funny because out of all the phones my friends have, my Blackberry Bold is the only one that resends failed text messages. Plenty of iPhone friends curse its lack of auto resend in conjunction with their carriers poor reliability.

    What Husky said.

    I "miss" phone calls all the time.
    Sometimes work will call me on the number I have in my contact list, then when I don't answer I'll immediately get a call from a hidden number. Nice try.

    I can't say that I've ignored a text message, and it's a pretty flimsy excuse (I'm not sure about other phones but messages are a bit hard to miss on my Android using GO SMS). I'd do it though.

    It's actually why I keep my old phone around - to whip out as an excuse.
    It's wildly convenient. I never feel all that proud about it, though. For whatever it's worth.

    yep, had the 'i never got your messages' excuse used on me last wednesday night when i was stood up for a date... :(

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