How to say NO to a date nicely.

How to say NO to a date nicely.

3/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

No likes rejection, but it is something you are going to have to deal with on your dating journey. Some people don't take rejection well, so while it is something you can't avoid you can sugar the pill.

Saying no isn’t just an etiquette skill, it’s a life necessity if you want to be happy and mentally healthy, says Gretchen Rubin, a happiness expert and the author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. This great article on the Readers Digest is a must read if you want to learn more. And for flirt dating specifics nice No's try these.

Thank you for asking, but I'm currently focused on other priorities.

I'm flattered, but I don't think we're quite the right match.

I'm grateful for the offer, but I think it's best for me to decline.

I value your friendship, and I don't want to risk complicating that.

I admire your courage in asking, but I'm not feeling a romantic connection.

That’s flattering; thank you for asking me out, however, I appreciate your boldness and gesture, and thank you for understanding!I am not interested in going out.

I’ve enjoyed chatting with you, but I’m not interested in meeting IRL but thanks for the invitation.

Thanks for the date yesterday, but I didn’t really feel a connection.

It's not always easy but its better to be direct, not give false hope and definitely No Ghosting!