If you are not interested in the person that is asking you out, then there are a few ways that you can tell them ‘No’. You will find that some people will not be able to take the news that you don’t like them so make sure that you go about it in a way that is going to let them down easy and let them know why they are not going to get to go out with you.

Say Why

It is always good to tell them why you don’t want to go out with them. A lot of the time, when you just tell them no they will want to know why that is. Really, they deserve to at least hear an explanation, even if it is not one that is entirely true. If you want to tell them the real reason, then it is up to you. If you have a good and nice reason to turn them down, then go for it. However, if you think or know that it will hurt their feelings, then just make something up that will get them off your back.


Be straightforward. Never dance around the subject and tell them ‘Maybe’ or ‘We’ll See’. A simple yes or no is what they need to hear. You will only end up making things worse if you don’t give them a straight answer. A lot of people won’t come right out and say no because they don’t want to hurt their feelings. You will end up hurting them a lot more whenever you lead them on.