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Letting a Guy Down Nicely

I don’t really know if there is a nice way to turn down a guy.  Rejection is one the most painful experiences one can ever have in a lifetime and this could sometimes be traumatic to the person who has been rejected.  But what do you when you’re just not into him and he still persists?

The situation gets worse if the guy is someone you’ve known for a long time.

So there’s this guy I know.. we’re not actually friends but you can say we’re close acquaintances, if there is such a thing.  I see him practically everyday since we move in the same circle.  I’ve known for quite some time that he kind of likes me but I never gave him any indication that I like him the same way, too.

Lately however, he has been persistently sending me text messages and inviting me out.  I am running out of excuses already.  If I tell him that I still have work to do, he’d say that he’ll just wait until I finish so we can have coffee or late dinner.. or he’d ask if he can just come over and wait for me while I work.  If I tell him that I’ve got to be some place else, he’d offer to escort me.

In the beginning, I was just simply making-up excuses with nary a thought about it but now, I have a mind to rudely tell him off because he’s really getting annoying already.  The only problem is that I sincerely do not want to hurt him.  I don’t want us to suddenly be awkward around each other but I don’t want to give up my circle either just so I can avoid him.

The thing that really gets my goat is when he sends me text messages saying that he misses me!!!!!!  Arrrrgggghhhh!!!!!  Those messages give me the creeps. 😦

I don’t know what to do. 😦


He’s single, he knows and likes my daughter and he has a good, steady job.  So what’s wrong with this picture?  Nothing really… except I’m not into him. 😦

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