Do you really owe someone a let down response if you’re only in the “getting to know you” stage?
If the chemistry was lacking and there was no follow-up on either part, then it’s ok to go your separate ways in silence.
Whether you’ve been Houdini, and pulled a disappearing act, gone radio silent, or played the slow fade where you wait longer and longer to respond to someone until you’re blatantly ignoring him or her, the bottom line is, Sometimes there can be an innocent misunderstanding when one person feels a connection and the other has no interest in pursuing it any further.
In this situation, sometimes we assume our date felt the same disconnect.
However, if one person expresses interest in getting together again, I think proper dating etiquette is to clearly communicate that you are no longer interested.
So the next time you want to end it, set a good example for the other daters out there and be assertive by taking 30 seconds to send a text, knowing that it is much more appreciated than being ignored.
Rejection is a natural part of the dating process, whether it’s not getting a reply from your message or securing a second date.
This person is, after all, someone who wants to find love.
Be assertive and tell it like it is—in a kind way, of course!
If you are in a defined and committed relationship with someone, than that warrants an entirely different breakup conversation, which needs to happen in person, and not via text—which is pretty much as disrespectful as leaving a post-it!
Keep in mind that you can date 100 people and number two could be “the one,” or you may have to date all 100 to meet that special someone.
With a few simple steps, you can turn down their offer gracefully.