Mind you, you have to pay attention to how your date responds. Seeing how he/she reacts will tell you if he/she is the one.
3. You Like Them Enough, But You’re Not Interested In Them Romantically
“See, I really enjoy spending time with you, but I don’t want to give you the wrong impression. I’d love to hang out as friends if you’re interested.”
You don’t see yourself getting romantic with this person, but the person is fun to be with. Remember, do not push for friendship, leave your options open enough so that he/she can decide if they’re okay with hanging out as just friends.
4. They Have Feelings For You But It’s Not Reciprocated
” I have to be honest with you. I’m sorry. I really enjoyed getting to know you and you’re great. But I don’t feel a connection and I don’t want to waste both of our time.”
If you sense that your date has strong feelings for you and you don’t, let the other party know. Having a conversation in real time is the right thing to do because it ultimately shows that you care enough.
5. You Realize You’re Just Not Ready To Date
“I’m sorry to cancel on you, but I’m just not ready to date right now. I want you to know that it’s not you. I think you’re great and lovely.”
Be very clear and direct when you’re cancelling a date. If you’re in the situation of not being ready to date, it’s okay to say that. Do not leave any room for the other person to blame themselves.
6. You’re Not That Interested In Going Out With Them At All
“Hi, I’m sorry to do this but I don’t think we’re the right fit. We are not compatible I wish you all the best.”
You can agree to a date and then later on realize that you’re just not that excited about it. It’s normal. Be very clear about your intentions to your date, because being clear will help them to move on.
7. Something Comes Up And You Still Want To See Them
“Hey, I’m so sorry, but something came up tonight and I can’t get out of it. I really want to see you. Can we schedule for tomorrow night instead?”