For all of those times you get stuck in a painfully boring situation, a bad date, or end up at a really annoying dinner party, you can use a cool new site called Escape My Date to help you get out of a sticky (or lame) situation. The site is great because it uses Twitter to reach out to one of your friends and rescue you from your bad date.
All you have to do is sign up with your Twitter info, create a profile, and select the friends that you would want to phone you during a situation you want to escape from. Say you find yourself on a bad date, you just direct message @EscapeMyDate, and it will send the message to your chosen friends. If your friends don't call you within five minutes, Escape My Date will make an automated call to you — so no matter what, you'll have an out!
And if you know beforehand that the date may be on the boring side, you can always schedule a call to yourself using Wakerupper!