Sometimes, you have no choice but to turn down an invitation because you already have other plans. But what can you say to make sure that he knows you’re still interested in going out with him some other time? We asked guys to share their opinions on the topic, and based on their answers, we share five ways to turn down his invite without discouraging him from asking you out again.
1. Tell him, “Ask me again!” after you explain why you can’t make it this time.
This is a great way to motivate him to ask you out in the near future. “If she says this, I’ll keep trying as many times as I have to,” commented a guy in his 30s. Make sure he knows you’re being sincere, because this could be taken as lip service. He would be happy if you were to say something like, “I can’t wait to go out with you next time.”