US mobile phone company Cingular has come up with an Escape-A-Date service. An example, from their press release:
Hey, this is your escape-a-date call. If you’re looking for an excuse, I got it. Just repeat after me, and you’ll be on your way! “Not again! Why does that always happen to you? … Alright, I’ll be right there.” Now tell ’em that your roommate got locked out, and you have to go let them in. Good luck!
Maybe this should be best aimed at people who find their loved ones online at Girls Behind Bars.