How to Get Rid of a One Night Stand

By Subodh / July 4, 2013

Getting rid of a one night stand can be a complete nightmare. Some one night stands want to linger and get to know you or hold a conversation. Whether your one night stand is a man or a woman, there are a few techniques and methods that you can use to help you ease out the door quicker without seeming like a jerk or a completely selfish person. Although a one night stand is not supposed to have any strings attached, there are always those who catch feelings after the one night stand is over. Here are a few ways that you can make the transition easier for yourself.

Exit Excuse

How to Get Rid of a One Night Stand

The exit excuse is the reason you will be using for you to leave. While you are on your date or enjoying the evening, it will be in your best interest to announce this excuse as early as you can. This way it will not seem like you are doing what you are actually doing, which is making up an excuse to leave. When you use the exit excuse, if it is brought up early enough in the night, your one night stand should be more understanding about you having to leave and call it a night early. Many people use the excuse of family coming over a major meeting at work that can’t be avoided. It is essential that the exit excuse is stuck with the entire night. You need to keep this excuse short and to the point. If you actually have something to do the next day, that’s even better.

Making Plans

When you are making plans, make sure that you include the exit excuse within your plans. Let your one night stand know your plans and you will need to somehow incorporate your exit excuse. When you are making plans, it’s a good idea to make sure that this one night stand takes place at their house. This is yet another excuse that you can use about why you have to leave. This is one of the best methods to use because you will be able to leave whenever you would like. When you invite a one night stand to your house, you could be setting yourself up for failure. If your one night stand turns out to be a complete nightmare and doesn’t want to leave, you will be mad at yourself and even madder at your one night stand. This is one of the worst ways to get caught up with a one night stand.


When it comes to excuses, there are a lot of things that you can say and do. Most one night stands want to get to know a little bit about you before things reach the next level. This way, they won’t feel so easy. When you are asked what you do for a living or what are a few things that you enjoy doing, explain what you do and mention that you have a busy day at work the next morning or you have to get up earlier than usual to plan for a meeting that you have. As long as you keep your story consistent and never stray away from the base of the conversation, you will be on a road to success. Make sure that your excuses and storyline follow through the entire night. If everything fits well and goes as planned, you did a great job. Make sure that you have a backup plan because you might be thrown a few curve balls throughout the night. Now you did, at least, expect that, didn’t you?