The grace­ful exit

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con­ver­sa­tion. That way, when you do walk away, you’re not leav­ing some­one stand­ing alone. The best way is to in­tro­duce some­one who has some­thing in com­mon with your friend: a job, a love for books, a ha­tred of traf­fic

Step Two – Wait for a nat­u­ral break

a shift in pace and time your get­away. Body lan­guage is use­ful here. Once some­one looks away or fin­ishes laugh­ing at a joke, you have the op­por­tu­nity.

Step Three – Say you have to go

Leave a good im­pres­sion by say­ing some­thing pos­i­tive like, “It was nice to meet you” or “It was nice to catch up”. This has the dou­ble ad­van­tage of subtly sig­nalling that you won’t be pop­ping back for more chat.

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