“It was meant to be a compliment!” 5 Statements That Can Put Him Down

2. “You’re like a brother to me.”

It’s a sucker punch to the guy who has been wanting to go out with you. “She basically beat around the bush and was indirectly telling me not to ask her out,” a man in his mid-20s shared. You bring “brother” into the picture, and that’s like handing a pink slip to him in the midst of his quest to win you over. If he looks offended, quickly follow up with, “I only meant that you’re reliable like a brother would be.”