If you’re in your mid-twenties, chances are that your parents are already ‘looking’ for the perfect guy/girl to get you ‘settled’ in life! Say, after a series of conversations, they have somehow managed to convince you with their "Ek baar milke toh dekhlo". And you’ve agreed with a meek "Theek hai", but are totally dreading it and would do just about anything to get out of the meeting. First of all, we feel your pain! But don’t worry, we are here to help. Here are seven ways in which you can get out of the meeting with your prospective "sunte/i ho".  

Act sick
Easiest trick. Sneeze and then sneeze some more, preferably on the other person. 

Ask awkward questions
How many girlfriends/boyfriends have they had? When did they lose their virginity? Do they like to go to strip-clubs/dance bars? We are sure you can come up with plenty more. 

Keep checking your cell phone
Ask your friends to help you out and disturb you with calls and whatsapps. They will soon realise that you aren’t interested.  

Lech at other men/women
Actually, don’t just lech, make some smart-ass comments about the cute guy with the six-pack who just passed by your table or that sweet-looking girl who has the prettiest smile you’ve ever seen. 

Unleash the ‘cray-cray’ on them
Make them meet your imaginary boyfriend/girlfriend and tell them how you are breaking up, just to be with them. 

Do the jealous routine
This is bound to scare them. Look in the direction of a girl/guy, then suddenly turn and look at them and ask why were they looking at this other person. 

Be drunk
If nothing else works, do what Kangana Ranaut did in Tanu Weds Manu! Get sloshed and pass out! 

And if after all this they don’t get the message, just RUN!