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Guys: Learn To Refuse A Date Politely

Jun 17, 2008
Dating is a part of building a romantic relationship. Dates are perfect for couples who wish to get to know each other and see if there is chemistry between them. However, there are times when you are caught up with some important event that you have to refuse a date. Saying no to a date does not necessarily mean that you lost interest on the other person. Sometimes, things just get pretty hectic at school or work that you need to say no.

When you already have plans scheduled before hand, there are ways to ensure that you will still be seeing the person after refusing to go out with her on a date:
1. You are busy: explain that to her. Leave the conversation open for another invitation. If you still are looking forward for a date with her in the future, make sure that you say your refusal in the most polite manner.
2. It is best that you see her personally or give her call to let her know that you are unavailable. Even though you could not make it to your date make her feel that you give her importance by letting her know personally.
3. You may also suggest another specific day or better convey your wish to find another convenient and more appropriate time for both of you.

Another reason for turning down an invitation is that you are no longer interested with the other person. When it seems like you are not compatible with each other and wish to cease seeing her: refusing a date could be one reason to let her know that you could not go beyond friendship. However, maintain the respect and be frank with her about what you feel. Consider her feelings for she might get hurt in the process.

Here are some tips revealed for you when you wanted to refuse a date without sounding rude:
1. Do not make her hope that you have mutual feelings. Avoid flirting and conveying to her that you like her when in fact you are just pretending. This could lead to something hurtful in the end.
2. Be honest and straightforward. There is nothing wrong with being honest about what you feel. Telling the truth will give you more ease and would also give her a clear understanding of your refusal.
3. Avoid making future promises of another date if there is no chance for such. Do not give her false hopes as you do not want to be hopeful for something impossible to happen.
4. Be polite. Disclose to her that you do not want to build nor create a future relationship with her, but in the nicest way possible! Tell her that it is important for a man and a woman to be compatible to make a relationship work. For sure, she would understand.
5. Offer her your friendship. You might also want to introduce her to your friends or set her up with another date with your best bud or your cousin.
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