I've been on my share of bad dates, thanks to a bet I lost a few years ago. It used to be that I would have my best friend Amy call me and we had a code so she could get me out of the date if it was going horribly, now, thanks to technology there's an app for bad dates.

A dating website has launched an app called Bad Date Rescue that claims to be able to get you out of a bad date with a fake incoming call. I used to have Amy call at 8:17 exactly and there was a code when I answered my phone so she knew to let me go quickly or fake an emergency.

Eharmony is the brain child behind this wonderful invention. The site's director of product management said that "There are all sorts of reasons for why someone would want to get out of a date. We can all sympathize because we have all been on bad dates in our lifetime."

The app allows users to set up a rescue call from a contact you already have in your phone prior to the start of the date and during the date. The call will have a prerecorded message to make it believable and it even has an emergency option that will ring your phone in 5 seconds, one minute or five minutes.

It's free and it's available in the iTunes store.