The Right Way To Say, “I’m not Interested.”


The Right Way To Say, “I’m not Interested.”

Boy meets girl. Boy promises to call girl. Boy disappears. Sound familiar? Nobody likes this story, yet it is recurring on the bookshelves of our lives everywhere. And this tale knows no gender limits. Girls are ignoring their perplexed dates at high frequencies too because it is all too easy for all of us to pretend our dates’ feelings have vanished with our manners.

After falling victim to the post date blow off, I vowed to reject that particular form of rejection. The next lackluster date did not have to guess my intentions. He asked for a second date (via text) and I sent back my candid answer:

Me - “I had a nice time but I do not feel a dating connection between us.”

His response - “Thank you for your honesty.”

The end.

It really wasn’t that hard, like at all. And karma later rewarded me with a first date’s follow up “let’s be friends” text that informed me that while my date was not interested in dating me, he did respect my time.  He saved me seconds, minutes and hours of wondering if/when a second date would occur. Respect your fellow singletons out there and follow these rules to the right rejection:

1. Don’t leave your date with false promises to call. You may feel like you are being nice in the moment but when your pants are on fire, somebody’s going to feel burned.

2. Do be sensitive – no need to pick your date apart, a simple declaration of your disinterest will do the trick.

3. Do remember, rejection is inevitable in the dating game. If you find yourself on the receiving end of somebody’s spark-less candor, shake it off and look forward to the date that clicks for both of you.

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Jodi The Hopefull Romantic


The Hopefull Romantic

Location: -----, NJ
Credentials: MA
Other Articles/News by Jodi The Hopefull Romantic:

Don't Take Your Selfie Too Seriously


The attack of the selfie is everywhere.  Social Media, family sitcoms and commercials have jumped on the self-indulgent bandwagon — heck there is even a hit song out there that features  the following lyrical prose: “I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes Do you think I should take it down? Let me take another ... Read more

Ace Your Date Like A Job Interview


How many of us go-getters are superstars in our chosen professions but are befuddled by the intricacies of a simple date? The solution is easy, tackle your next date like a job interview— Here's how: 1. Dress the Part— I am not advocating a suit and heels for a casual lunch but what you wear speaks for you before formal communication has ... Read more

3 Ways To Protect Yourself From Premature Monogamy


Mr. Too Good To Be True had me at his virtual hello. We whizzed through the online dating banter and presumed a perfect first date. A joyful month ensued, consisting of sweet daily text messages and consistent dinners, movies and starry eyed moments. I was more smitten than Tom Cruise on Oprah's couch. And then, on one unsuspecting day, his disappearance ... Read more

See More

Latest Expert Videos
Most Popular