Ten ways to say no to a date

December 4, 2014

Relationships are hard, sometimes even before the relationship even starts. Often people will date without thinking things through. An easy way to prevent this: turning someone down in an honest way, but how? Here’s some easy ways to say no to a date.

Give them an honest answer.

Spill that truth-tea. Tell them an honest answer, whether a “yaaas” or a “naaaah”.

Let them down easy.


Remember: everyone has feelings. Kill them with kindness for better results.

Think about it!


Nothing can go wrong when thinking about an answer. Not everyone has the answers to questions on the spot.

Try taking advice from friends or family.


Working together to solve problems works tremendously well. Asking some close friends and family members for advice can help in letting that secret admirer down easy. Ask friends or family that are familiar with relationships and romance.

If they ask via text message, try answering them face-to-face or by a phone call.


Get off of Insta-Twitter-Gram and go talk to them. Texting back an answer can leave people guessing. Talking face-to-face shows better results when it comes to turning someone down.

Don’t have a reason? Don’t worry about it!


When it comes to dating, no one has to justify their actions 100 percent of the time. And if they don’t like not being told a reason, they really aren’t worth it. Dating has no requirements or rules to follow.

Lose the rude attitude (laugh in their face, ask if they’re joking, etc.)


Put yourself in their shoes. No one likes being rejected, so remember that understanding their position and showing sympathy will brighten up anyone’s day.

Don’t swear at them or get angry.


Well, pretty simple. Stay classy, not trashy.

Just be friends.


What if a really close friend pops the question and it doesn’t seem like a good idea? It’s perfectly fine to turn down a friend. Often friendship is more valuable than actual romance.

Do not spread any rumors!


RUMORS ARE NOT OKAY. People often become depressed or upset if lies begin spreading  about them. Think before you speak.

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