Nobody likes rejections. Rejecting someone you met online and expressed interest in you can be an uncomfortable experience indeed. It’s equally bad both for the person who didn’t accept the proposal and who got rejected. So, how do you tell people that you aren’t interested in them without feeling sad about it?
How to Reject Someone Online Politely With Messages
Here are some bits of advice by several dating experts on how to reject someone you met one politely.
If someone liked your profile and sent a message expressing interest in you, don’t feel pressured to respond to it or even decline to it, every time you face it. Write a kind note to that individual who took his or her time in writing a real and honest message. Don’t like any of his or her photos or send any emojis. Make your note precise, brief and a kind one. For example, you can write, “Thanks for expressing interest in my profile, but I am sorry to say that I don’t see us a great match. Wishing you all the best and good luck in finding your perfect match”.
So, what if the person on the other didn’t understand your message and still sending you messages? If you face this scenario, then just delete the message and move on. Don’t waste your time on this individual who obviously isn’t respecting your choices and needs. Don’t be rude by sending him or her any angry messages; it doesn’t hurt, to be honest, and considerate.
You can also send polite messages. If you aren’t interested in a match and want to turn down that person down in a mature manner, then you can write that you have already met someone, and you’re focusing on the person now.
There is another approach to reject someone you met online by telling them you enjoyed chatting with them but you are currently unavailable because of money or work issues etc.
How to Reject Someone Politely After the First Date
Rejecting someone and getting rejected after a first date can be a terrible and heartbreaking experience. But, you can’t be in a relationship with someone you don’t like or doesn’t match with your preferences. So, if you want don’t want to have a second date, mention something to positive and enjoyable you experienced in the first date. Even if wasn’t to your liking or boring, there must be something nice on that first date.
Keep in mind, to be compassionate while telling him or her that you don’t want to continue anymore. It’s important not to hurt this person’s feelings and self-esteem. Try saying that you really appreciated his or her effort and time to meet with you, but even though you enjoyed their company, you didn’t feel a romantic connection. End the conversation by telling him or her, it was nice to meet them and wish them all the best.
Always remember that golden rule, honesty is always the best policy and compliments go a long way. When it comes to online dating etiquette—always treat people with compassion and always treat others the same way you’d like to be treated. It’s not good to keep hanging because you are feeling bad to tell them that you aren’t interested. Chances are there you’ll meet this person again, so it’s better to handle it in a positive way that you both feel good.