5 Ways to Turn Him Down If You Realize He’s Not Right for You After a Few Dates

Many women realize that they cannot see themselves dating a guy after going on a few dates with him (or maybe even just one). If you find yourself in this situation, you might feel uneasy about saying no when he asks you on another date. After all, you’re flattered to have someone interested in you, and you might not completely dislike him. Today, we share five ways to turn him down if you realize he’s not right for you after a few dates.

1. “I’ll be busy, so I probably won’t be able to meet up for a while.”

You can avoid hurting his feelings by focusing more on your situation than how you feel about him. If you actually are busy, just be honest about it. If you’re using it as an excuse, make sure you come up with a realistic reason, such as being busy studying for an exam, looking for a job, or being transferred to a more demanding department at work.