These tips won’t help much after the fact, but it’s good advice to keep in mind so you’re prepared to handle things flawlessly next time.
It’s okay to simply say, “No, thank you.” If it’s true, you can tell him or her that you are just not interested in dating anyone right now.
When it comes to turning someone down, being active is always better than being passive. Don’t stall, avoid confrontation, or just assume that they will eventually “take the hint.” Give a definitive no so both of you can move on with your lives.
A direct “no” can sound pretty harsh if it isn’t handled tactfully, so always try to apply the golden rule to these situations.
There’s no reason to be offended or act like your disgusted (unless they’re intentionally being offensive or disgusting).
If finding ~love~ is one of your 2016 resolutions, statistically speaking, now's the time to give that dating app a shot.
If you absolutely hate it, you can always delete the app and forget it ever happened.
Usually you don’t know when you’re going to get asked out by someone.
When it happens, it can throw you completely off guard and cause you to act awkward, say something stupid, or even hurt somebody unintentionally.
It’s flattering to get asked out, so be polite and try to at least show some appreciation for the thought.
Remember, it takes a lot of courage to approach someone, especially in person. Neil Clark Warren, founder of e Harmony, suggests you show them the same respect you would want if the tables were turned. If you’re in a group situation or share the same friends, don’t tell everyone what happened.
Always keep your tone in mind, stay calm, and be gentle, while you also make sure you still sound assured. If you’ve turned someone down, they already feel rejected and don’t need to add embarrassment to the list.