ANSWERS: 36
  • "I'm a Lesbian" "In seminary and have a vow of celibacy." "Sorry, I have vaginal warts."
  • Just say 'No' and don't give a reason.
  • I'm seeing someone. If it doesn't work out, maybe in the future.
  • Usually, a "no, thank you, I'm already seeing someone" works.
  • Just say you're not interested.
  • Decisively.
  • Tell the truth and say no thanks. I am really not interested in you. Don't offer to be friends or give the person false hope. If you do and they stalk you. It's on you.
  • What's wrong with, "Thank you for asking but no thank you!"!
  • Very, very, VERY carefully. I would say...just be honest, concise, and try to refrain from personal attacks. Don't try to make up some excuse because it'll come to haunt you.
  • I think sorry I'm not interested is fine, it's to the point and not in any way offensive. Some people are just not interested in other people for no reason other than they aren't.
  • Shove icecream down their pants and say... . . "I'm too strong for you...loser!"
  • "thats sweet but im really not focused right now on having a relationship" OR tell them the truth " that sweet but i really just see you as a friend"; the truth may hurt but at least you'll get that problem out of your way for good. so tell them the truth that your not interested.
  • hand him a free range chicken and tell him it needs a date more then you?
  • The easiest way for both of you is, I'm seeing someone. Just telling them "no" or "youre not interested" makes them want to know why...and, I HAVE been asked.
  • You have to say no. If they push you for a reason say your not ready for another relationship. No one should ever date someone they don't really want too.
  • I have always said ,"No,thank you."If they pushed,I would say "No,thanks ,I'm not interested."If they still bugged me I wouldn't say anything and just knock their teeth out-in a very polite way ;)
  • I would say not to lead him on and gently say no.
  • "No, thank you" should be good enough. If not, beware please.
  • call in a substitution for a really old person in your place.
  • Thank you but a) I see you as a friend b) Already seeing someone c) Not dating at this time.
  • As per the other posters - I'd just say, "Thanks, and I appreciate your offer, but I'm just not interested in you that way, so I'd rather not." Be brief and to the point - and hopefully, the person will accept that. As another poster said - if they don't accept your declining, I would be concerned - if I were you, I would look out for your safety. One way to do this is by letting some friends and family in on the situation - this is really crucial if you feel you have reason to believe the person might try to stalk you or otherwise cause harm to you in some way. Hopefully not, for sure!! But better to be safe than sorry.
  • It's never "kind" to turn someone down but the sooner you do the better it is. You're doing that person a kindness by being upfront but if you're being given a hard time stick to your guns. You feel the way you feel about that person and no one has the right to make you feel guilty for it. You either like that person or you don't.
  • "thanks, but no fuckin thanks"
  • "I'm very flattered, but no thank you."
  • "Thank you but I am involved with someone else." It would be the absolute truth. We are all involved with others...family, friends, co-workers..to one degree or another. Just because you don't spell it out doesn't invalidate it! :)
  • "Sorry, but I have plans." or just "No thank you." keep it as impersonal as possible.
  • Erm......... No thanks!
  • 1. Thank you, but I'm not dating right now. 2. Thank you, that's thoughtful of you, but I'm not available right now.
  • Seppuku
  • There is no cruelty-free way to turn down a date. No matter what you say, it will be painful for the person asking to be rejected. That being said, it's best to be clear and direct. Quickly put him out of his misery so the suffering is minimal.
  • There's not much you can say if they are going to turn a let down into "cruel". I would personally just be honest and thank them for the offer but let him know I'm not interested.
  • My best advice.... without getting into too much detail or explainations, simply decline honestly. Honesty is still & will always be the best policy. It also can't hurt to tell the person that you're flattered" that they have shown an interest in you, but you are not interested at this time in your life.
  • It's never going to be that simple unfortunately, just try to remember this...It's better to let them down and "hurt their feelings" than it would be to let them find out you only went with them out of pity. It's better to feel rejected than to think someone cares and find out they were only trying to spare your feelings.
  • Politely, you can say..." Thank you for asking, but I have other plans, and am curently not dating " OR " and am dating someone else", or " and am relaxing from social relationships"...+5
  • Scratch your cheek with you left hand, showing a wedding band, and say, "I'm sorry, I don't think I can make it."
  • I used to say "Thank you so much but I'm in a committed relationship". I couldn't just say 'no,'. This is one time when I thought a 'white lie' was in order. Don't say it is right, but that was the best I could do.

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