Every day both men and women are proposed to, so it is not possible to say yes to every proposal. Below are some tips for politely declining proposals:
1. Keep it simple
Remember, you don’t owe anyone an explanation, tell them you’re not interested and move on. There is no reason to complicate things for yourself by beating around the bush, just hitting the nail on the head. Words like “I’m sorry, but I don’t think we’re right for each other,” or “I don’t feel like a relationship is possible here,” answer much preferable to “I don’t find you attractive,” or ” I feel like you’re boring,” which will unnecessarily hurt his/her feelings.
2. Be as clear as possible
You can also clearly indicate why you reject the proposal. Don’t confuse them and don’t complicate things. Also, you should not say words that could jeopardize all relationships with them.
3. Go with the golden rule
What is the golden rule? Treat them the way you would like to be treated. Reject them as you would like to be rejected.
4. Offer friendship
In addition, you can choose to offer them the hand of friendship. This shows maturity. However, if they insist that they are not interested, it is essential that you let them make their decisions.
5. Don’t take back your rejection.
Moreover, it is important to note that even if they keep messaging you, don’t let them change your mind. Don’t let them make you feel guilty and therefore talk to them. Please don’t change your story or give them false expectations for the future.
If you find it hard to ignore them, block them. Immediately delete all online messages you receive from them. Don’t even read them.
Once you turn them down and don’t get involved, most people will move on. Use this method for those who are not ready to let go.