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Cure a bad date before it becomes chronic. Get a burner number before your next date.

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You just had a week’s vacation away, somewhere hot with a nice beach and tropical water. But now you don’t feel so hot. Your throat is scratchy, you’re sniffling and your pockets are stuffed with balled up tissue.

It’s the airplane. Everyone blames the airplane and its recalculated air. But in fact the air on an airplane is filtered and well sanitized. Instead the culprit may be germs you picked up from an airplane’s bathroom or even your tray table.

Add all of that up with the shock of being back to work and bingo bango, you’re feeling crappy.

Now that you’ve returned with more baggage from your trip, what do you do? Maybe some Tylenol – pop some Vitamin C and if you’re really digging deep, Oil of Oregano?

The point is, when you get sick it’s highly likely that you’ll take some kind of action to try to feel better. Unfortunately, in this case, you probably can’t take off any more days from work, since you just came off a vacation.

But drugs, herbal and home remedies? You’ll line them up for your own personal buffet.

Now let’s turn to dating. A bad date can sometimes feel like a bad cold. You could feel lousy throughout, get aches and pains, your hands might be clammy and you may prefer to be asleep.

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The worst part is that these symptoms can persist. In some cases, your bad date won’t disappear. He or she calls and texts you repeatedly afterwards to see if you’d like to hang out again or keeps asking: “What did I do?” for weeks after you’ve explained you’re not interested in seeing them again.

We’re not medical doctors. But we think that the Hushed burner number app can be a helpful antidote to treat the potentially chronic condition of a bad date.

Here’s how it works. Hushed gives you a second phone number or burner number, which you can hand out to someone with whom you’re going on a first date. You can get as many burner numbers as you want to make calls, receive calls or send texts.

The only difference is when someone calls or sends a message to your burner phone number, it will ring on your smartphone, but you’ll answer it through Hushed.

This means that when you feel the symptoms of a bad date coming on during your first encounter with someone, as long as you’ve given them a burner number, you can delete this number right away, and restore your self back to normal health.

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Because you’ve given your bad date a burner number, he or she can’t reach you anymore, and so you can end it right away, rather than have that person try to contact you for weeks’ afterwards.

Much as you would treat a cold immediately, hopefully preventing it from becoming something worse, or at least persisting longer, Hushed can offer a remedy to a bad date by allowing you to prevent it from going any further.

If you’re out in the world dating a bunch of people, it’s inevitable that things won’t always go smoothly.

Hushed gives you some control to set things straight by calling it quits right away, rather than dragging it on, keeping you feeling miserable.

Try out Hushed today. For dating, you might find it’s just what the doctor ordered.

Stop regret in its tracks with the help of a burner number for dating.

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It makes a nice motivational poster, and we’re pretty sure we’ve seen it on a t-shirt or five. But really, is it even possible to have no regrets?

Think of all the dumb stuff you’ve done in your life. Is there anything in that pile that you wished you hadn’t done? Stealing your best friend’s lunch money in elementary school. Cheating on a test. Not trying out for a sports team. Breaking up with someone.

Sure, you might not be beating yourself up about it years later, but if you had another chance at reliving that moment with what you know now, what choice would you make?

Now consider your dating life. It’s fairly likely that, if you’re giving it an honest shot, you’ve hit your share of duds along the way. Some dates in your memory might not be all that bad, allowing you to sleep at night. But others…

For some others, you might wish you had that memory-zapping device that Will Smith used on Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black.

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While we can’t remove the memory of a bad date, the Hushed burner number app can offer you some peace of mind. It can give you the ability to cut off communication with someone if you would rather have run a marathon in 40degree heat on black tarmac with no shoes on carrying a bag of bricks than repeat the bad date you just experienced.

Here’s how it works. Hushed gives you a second phone number or burner number, which you can hand out to a potential date. You can get as many burner numbers as you want to make calls, receive calls or send texts.

The only difference is when someone calls or sends a message to your burner phone number, it will ring on your smartphone, but you’ll answer it through Hushed.

That means when you’ve given your date a burner number and he’s pulling out lines from Jerry Maguire on a first date, you can express how much he “Incompletes you” by deleting the Hushed number you gave him.

This could also come in handy because it means you can avoid a second date where odds were high that your date had planned to hire a violinist to play Celine Dion’s “My Heart will go on” at your restaurant table.

Which of course, could be hilarious if he had that kind of sense humour. But for the sake of this picture, let’s assume he doesn’t. He loves Celine, sincerely. And hopes you will too.

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Part of the fun of dating is the excitement of meeting someone new. But when you’ve got past that point of newness and something doesn’t quite sit right, it can come in handy to have an exit strategy that allows you to cut off contact for those times when your “heart would prefer NOT to go on.”

We can’t promise to shield you from a bad first date, but Hushed can give you added security to cut future communication on the spot. In other words, you may experience a level of regret with a bad date, but Hushed can at least help quarantine it, by keeping it to a one-time experience.

Dating is unpredictable. Hushed gives you a trapdoor in case things turn out badly.

Try out Hushed today, and see how it could help prevent a single regret or bad experience from getting any bigger.

Had trouble shaking a bad date? Travel with a burner number in your pocket to make sure history stays history.


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“Did you get her phone number?” and “Did you give him your phone number?” have to be two of the most frequently asked questions your friends will pose. (Yes, they’ll ask a lot more follow up questions too when the time comes.)

When someone decides to give you their number, they’re offering up much more than seven digits. They’re essentially offering their trust that you are someone who would also like to see him or her again, and that you will input their handy seven-number code to make it happen.

Sure, this someone is not handing over a gold ring. Yet most people who are dating treat their real phone numbers as a precious commodity, to be given very sparingly, to very select people. The reasons for this are fairly obvious.

Bad dates that linger
Case in point: when you excitedly reach for your phone after receiving six straight texts hoping they’re from a girl you’ve recently been dating who you get along with and when you’re with her, spend most of your time laughing at each other’s jokes.

But soon you see the texts are from another girl with whom you spent an entire first date listening to her talk about her annoying work colleagues to the exclusion of all other topics in the world.

Climate change? The Rio Olympics? Nope. But two things were crystal clear: Janice is an incompetent moron, and John? Well, John is a complete and utter idiot.

Or you keep getting texts from that guy who laughs at everything you say, really, really loudly. Including when you shared news that your grandmother died.

Contain the bad date to a one-time occurrence
The Hushed burner number app can give you a handy way to avoid perpetuating these dating misfires. Instead of handing out your real phone number for dates, you can get one, two, seven, eight or as many burner numbers as you want to give to separate people.

These burner numbers work exactly how any number works: you can make calls, receive calls, and send texts from them. And you can do it all from your existing smartphone. Here’s the difference: when someone calls or sends a message to your burner phone number, it will ring on your smartphone, but you’ll answer it through Hushed.

This means your real phone number is kept out of the hands of someone who is convinced you match like peanut butter and jam when you see yourselves more like ketchup on ice cream.

But here’s the true bonus of getting a burner number through Hushed: you can delete the number whenever you want. So, let’s say you’ve given someone your burner number and you’re out on a date with that person.

Things are going well, you’ve got some things in common, you find them attractive, and hey, look at that: you both like chocolate!

Now the bill comes and he or she explains that your server doesn’t deserve a tip for reasons, which you think, are completely unjustified. But maybe they’re joking, right?

You test that out and nope. Your date is convinced your server is the worst thing to happen since whatever Donald Trump said last.

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Maintain control over your future dates
With Hushed you now have the option to decide if you would like to pursue a second date with this person who is hell-bent on restricting someone’s gratuity or restrict your time with this person by calling it quits.

Part of the fun of dating is the excitement of meeting someone new. But when you’ve got past that point of newness and see something you don’t like, it can come in handy to have an exit strategy that allows you to cut off contact.

Getting a burner number through Hushed gives you that added security to ensure, if your date proves a bust, you can cut future communication on the spot, rather than have to address a litany of future texts saying how REALLY NOT interested you are.

Try out Hushed today, and see how it could make your dating life a little more comfortable.

Worried about a date? Get the backup you need with a burner number.

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Don’t have more than two drinks. Dress smartly but not stuffy. Avoid talking about religion, politics, your last relationship, clowns and mental neuroses. And for god sake, wear something black.

Everyone is happy to hand out advice they think will ensure you have a standout first date. Some of it’s reasonable, sure.

Clowns? They scare a lot of people. Probably best to leave that for a second date, unless you’re in Cirque du Soleil or you’re both horror film fanatics.

And that’s the point. Everyone’s different and will approach their first dates in whatever way they think suits them. Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, we’ve got some advice. Come on, you had to see that coming?

Give yourself a dating advantage
As we’re sure you know, if you’ve spent any time dating, sometimes things just don’t work out. Yes, we know: shocking news.

Now out of these star-crossed dates, occasionally one star doesn’t consider things to be as bad as the other star. And that one star who thinks he or she would make a pretty constellation with you, might want to insist on getting in touch with you in the days, weeks, and sometimes even months ahead.

At best this can be a creepy experience, at worst it could be darker. The good news is that we can offer a way to help prevent either scenario.

The Hushed burner number app gives you the ability to get as many burner phone numbers as you want, which you can hand out to anyone with whom you may be heading out on a date.

Delete contact with your bad date
These burner numbers work exactly how any number works: you can make calls, receive calls, and send texts from them. And you can do it all from your existing smartphone. Here’s the difference: when someone calls or sends a message to your burner phone number, it will ring on your smartphone, but you’ll answer it through Hushed.

All of this means that your identity will be partially cloaked by a burner number. And here’s the best part. You can keep your burner number as long as you like or, if things turn out badly, you can erase it forever.

So, let’s say your date is hitting a lot of negative marks. He’s getting drunk, he’s talked about his recent depression after breaking up with his last girlfriend, he believes Barack Obama is a Russian spy who is secretly financing ISIS from a money laundering operation he’s built through Subway sandwich franchises.

And as you’re teetering on the edge after hearing all of the above, he finishes things off by explaining that he likes to dress up as a clown every Halloween.

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Restore peace to your galaxy
The good news is that with Hushed in your arsenal, you can end this mismatch right away by deleting your number immediately, which will ensure he can’t get back in touch with you to share his thoughts on the Illuminati.

Dating can be a lot of fun, but it can sometimes be a minefield. Hushed gives you an advantage to help manage that uncertainty as soon as it crops up.

No need to endure a series of awkward texts after the fact on your real phone number. Now when you leave a bad first date, your phone number will disappear as well.

Try out Hushed today and see how it can give you a little bit more comfort as you burn up the dating scene.

To use a burner number or not to burner number? That is the dating question

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Everyone who’s dated, knows it can be a tricky process. Meeting someone new is a challenge. Will we get along? Who are they? What are their interests? And if that person is someone you’ve only met online, it can seem even trickier.

Aside from searching someone’s online profile through Facebook, Google+, Twitter and whatever other social media tidbits you can find out about a person, there will always be differences between their online persona and who they are in real-life.

Dating unknowns
Some differences might be super small and actually a nice surprise– (“He’s funnier than I thought”). Some a little bigger – (“She’s rude to the waiter”.) and occasionally some might be canyon-sized differences – (“He’s racist. Check please!”).

The fact is there’s no way to predict an outcome of a date regardless of whether you met that person through friends or on a dating app.

One way that people are trying to mitigate these odds is by getting a burner phone number. Basically, a burner phone number can create a buffer between you and your date, allowing the possibility that if you’re incompatible then you can make your phone number incompatible as well.

Second phone number for someone you don’t know
Downloading the Hushed burner number app gives you an element of security in your dating life right from the start. Rather than share your real phone number on a dating app or with your date, our burner number app gives you a second phone number that stays completely separate from your real life.

A burner phone number gives you that little extra distance that you might want before you feel comfortable with someone.

Obviously this can come in handy when you have to explain to a date you’re only five minutes away after you’re already 10 minutes late (of course this will happen) or that you’re wearing a beige sweater and sitting in the right corner of the cafe to give your date something a little more helpful than: “Guess where I’m sitting?”

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But hey, that could be fun too.

Free phone number apps give you the equivalent of a burner phone, or a phone that you can dispose of when you’re done and no one can track you back to that number. With Hushed, the difference is that you’re not disposing of your physical phone, but your temporary phone number. That includes the disposal of your temporary text number with all of its messages.

You may have said it yourself: “I said I didn’t want to see him anymore. I wish he’d stop calling me” or “These texts are too much. I said I wanted to date other people.” Getting a free phone number app can help you make things more decisive. All you have to do is decide when you want to end your burner phone number and you can immediately cut off communication with someone.

Easy exit strategy
Should your date flop or worse, you can use a Hushed temporary phone number to blow that bridge, burn your message history and be assured a clean getaway. What remains in your ex-date’s contacts is nothing but a fake phone number that can’t be traced back to your real number.

Dating is unpredictable. The Hushed burner number app gives you a way to help manage that uncertainty until you feel more comfortable.

So download Hushed today to get a temporary number and go ahead and burn up that dating scene, knowing you’ve now got an ace in the hole.

 

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