Here are some ways to let someone know nicely that you don't want to date them.
Here’s what’s up, guys – the worst thing you can do when you’re not interested is to say yes to a date just to be nice. You don’t owe anyone a date if you don’t want to go! Period. So how do you tell someone you’re not interested without completely crushing their souls? Here are some ideas:
- Give them hints that you’re not interested - If you start bailing on dates, it will seem pretty obvious that you’re not into it.
- Send a vague text – If you haven’t known someone for that long, you don’t owe them a huge breakup conversation. Let them know you’re not interested over text.
- Don’t pretend you can still be friends – It simply doesn’t work. If you don’t want to date someone, you don’t want to leave the door open a crack either.
Your best bet is to just be direct with the person and then completely cut ties. It can be tempting to save their number or keep following them on Instagram or keep any other number of mild interactions going. The best way out is to open up the conversation and then shut the door for good.