But what happens when you're not into your date but they won't get the message?
Yesterday we asked our readers if they could beat a bad date story which ended in a visit from the paramedics - one got in touch with an unbelievable tale and we had to share it.
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Ann Gray, 29, from Somerset, told us that she had been seeing a man she met on an online dating site.
After the third date Ann invited him around for a meal but later made up her mind that he wasn't for her - fair enough, right?
She said: "I called it a night and decided that I never wanted to see him again. Luckily, he didn't live in my town."
When she tried to let her date down gently, it was clear he wasn't getting the hint - so she told him outright that it 'wasn't working for her'.
But that didn't do the trick either, as Ann explains: "He continued to message me and the day came when he sent me one stating 'I think we need to have a date tonight! I will be around your house in 30 minutes.'"
Ann never received a reply from her former date, but she did say that he caught her on the dating website again a couple of months later.
"He sent me a horrid message! Can't say I blame him, really. I am currently engaged to be married and not dead!"