Internet dating polite rejection
You use the internet to varying degrees of success, clicking and writing emails and then clicking some more, and sometimes, if the cards are in your favor and the stars align, you end up meeting a stranger in a public setting and make awkward small talk while wearing shoes that pinch your toes and more makeup than you would for a Tuesday.When it’s over, you’re euphoric or despondent, alternating between mapping out a future for yourself or envisioning waiting for an email that never arrives.
This is the best case scenario, a situation that everybody assures you will happen, regardless of how dire it all looks.
I have learned that it is important to break it off as soon as I am sure I no longer want things to progress.
It is better to break up sooner than string them along and waste their (and your) time.
The easy way to decline is just not respond, right?
But I found that there were some people who were persistent and wouldn’t get the hint that after a week of not responding (and obviously being online) that I wasn’t interested. Politely declining is probably the most asked about topic I have been asked.