Au revoir, adios, see ya-there are plenty of ways to say goodbye, but it's not always easy to know the right way to bid farewell to certain situations. It's especially tricky when faced with things like a bad date, in-law visit or a party where you're making new acquaintances. To help navigate the tricky waters of social mores, we turned to etiquette experts for their tactful how-to exit strategies. Read on to learn a few rules that will ensure you always make a gracious departure.
Dinner with a Friend
First things first: If you're exhausted or in a bad mood, it's best to pass on the dinner date. "It's your responsibility to contribute socially, even to a one-on-one dinner," says K. Cooper Ray, founder of manners and style blog SocialPrimer.com. That said, if you've had a leisurely dinner and are tired-or have somewhere else to go-it's best to tell your friend the truth. "This is when you can be the most real," Ray says. "I always think that honesty isRead More »from How to Say "Goodbye" in Any Situation