In the first few casual dates, prior to any discussion of exclusivity or commitment, both men and women are guilty of blowing off a romantic interest.
Do you really owe someone a let down response if you’re only in the “getting to know you” stage?
So the longer you wait to tell a man you’re not interested, the harder he will take it.
I know it’s not easy and that you don’t want to hurt anyone. I also know it feels nice to get that kind of attention sometimes. But by letting a guy keep believing there’s a chance he can get with you, he’s only going to be frustrated, hurt, or angry when things don’t pan out. Ladies, you need to be crystal clear when you’re not interested in a guy. In my follow-up article next week, I’m going to teach guys how they can better recognize when they’re being turned down and how to accept those rejections gracefully.
THIS MONTH: “Is there a good way to say ‘Thanks, but I’m not interested’ to someone that messaged you? ” Check out how the dating experts responded after the jump.
“In online dating world, even moderately attractive or seemingly successful members are showered with adoration as if they were celebrities.
However, if one person expresses interest in getting together again, I think proper dating etiquette is to clearly communicate that you are no longer interested.
If you’re not feeling it, it’s important to just be clear with the other person.
It’s simple: Say ‘no.’ But I know that’s not REALLY what the question is for us women. If you’re not interested in a guy who’s flirting a lot with you, then you can try to “force” the friendship.
In both cases, the man who asked them out was someone they already knew, trusted, and considered a friend. Both women were saddened and a little upset that their “friend” had decided to take it somewhere else.
Which brings me to the question: This article will be my response to all women who want to learn how to decline a date.
And it can lead to uncomfortable or even dangerous situations.
When you’re rejecting someone, the underlying message is, “I don’t like you like that.” That’s not easy to for anyone to deal with, especially men. Being rejected makes us feel emasculated and inferior.
If one person expresses interest in another date, the answer is yes!