How To Turn Someone Down Without Being An Asshole

Betches don’t hand out dates like Bachelorette Kaitlyn hands out way too frequent hot and heavy make out sessions with guys she doesn’t even like…It’s called having standards, people.

Sure we like hooking up as much as the next person, but sometimes you get hit on by someone you truly have no interest in, and you need to tell them “no, thanks” without seeming like a monumental asshole.

Here’s your guide to turning someone down without being a dick about it:

Don’t Lie

Betches are generally pretty good liars when the situation calls for it, but there’s literally no reason to lie to someone about why you can’t go out with them. First, that implies that you actually care about tiptoeing around this bizarre bro’s feelings, which you don’t. And second, if you don’t want to, that answer should be good enough. End of story. Maybe work on your phrasing though. My #1 pet peeve is when I see a girl tell a guy she can’t go out with him because she “has a boyfriend” and is single AF in reality. If this guy is such a mouth breather that the only reason he thinks you wouldn’t date him is because you belong to someone else, then he deserves your wrath and probably a swift kick in the nuts (contact Alex Morgan for pro tips). Honestly, an “I’m flattered, but I’m not interested” should suffice and will save you the time and energy of going on a pity date.

Don’t Pity Date

That being said, NEVER go on a pity date. If you do, it just shows that you’re too spineless to say no. And that’s just not betchy protocol. These guys are going to have some serious blue balls after spending $50+ on you, only to find out that all they’re worth is a side hug. If you’re on the fence about someone, sure go on the date to see if you could potentially like them. If you think they’re a monstrous troll with a horrible personality, don’t force yourself to go out with them for the sake of free drinks.

Don’t Do the Fade Away

Remember your last experience with an SAB. Did he stop texting you without giving you a reason? Probably. Because that’s what SABs do. Don’t be shady like that. If you give a guy your number and realize you’re just not feeling it and don’t want to go out with him, at least text him back to say no thanks. Knowing is better than not knowing, and if he gives you shit about telling the truth, just know you dodged a huge bullet. Respect is a two way street.


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