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Published: Saturday, 2/12/2005

The end of the line

Everyone at some time or another has come up with the perfect line to sabotage a date or relationship. The Blade asked locals to recount their worst lines, the ones that signaled the end of the affair.

"I pretty much put it bluntly: 'I don't like you anymore.' " - Labelle Inthaya, 19, Toledo

"I pulled the classic: 'You're a great guy. It's not you, it's me.' " - Miranda Johnson, 23, Toledo

"I just say I'm sick or don't feel good." - Stephanie McMullen, 23, Toledo

"I'm sorry, I just had my [dog] fixed." - Jessyka Lyons, 25, Toledo

"I've gotten up to go to the bathroom and just left." - Sarah Litchfield, 21, Columbus, a Bowling Green State University senior

"There's the whole thing with those test results - those are really positive." - Stephen Fouty, 30, Old West End

"I asked her when her friend was free ... I got her friend's number from her too." - Brandon Speweik, 18, Oregon

"I had a girlfriend once ask me why I loved her. I was going to say, 'I don't know' but it came out, 'I don't.' " - Kevin Ankney, 21, West Toledo

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