How to tell someone you’re not interested

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Have you ever been accused of playing games or not being up front? Most of us struggle with three simple words:

I’m not interested.

This one sentence alone can save you time and heartache. If we’re being honest, a lack of response to advances from a suitor can easily be interpreted as lack of interest, but that’s only true half of the time.

Other times it may turn out we are quite interested but are horrible communicators.  Rather than saying yes or suggesting a different time to meet, we respond to invitations with our physical location!  This is entirely useless to your date.

When someone asks you out and you find it prudent to say, “I’m in the shower,” “I’m at work,” or “Im at the beach,” not only are you speaking in horrible sentence fragments but you’re ruining your chances of them asking you out again by keeping things in limbo. You are shutting the person down in a very manipulative way whether you mean to or not.  Closeness is here to help. Let’s leave this toxic behavior behind and learn how to say, I’m not interested, BUT I’d love to tomorrow!

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