Here’s what you can do if find yourself in these awkward situations.
‘I wish I could say the same’The idea is not to lead him on. This should come out in a very subtle manner to avoid offending him. Let him know that you really tried loving them but it’s just not happening. He can choose to stick around hoping that you’ll eventually feel the same. If it happens –great, if not, just keep it moving.
‘I’m not ready for commitment’How many times have you heard this line? It’s about time women start using it as well. If this how you feel at that moment then there’s no point in lying about it.
‘I didn’t expect that’Let him know that he caught you off guard and perhaps you need time to process it. You might find that you love the person but just aren’t aware of it. It’s better to delay it and be sure than responding immediately.
‘I love you as a friend’We all have that one guy we’re totally cool with but don’t want to date. For some reason they always want to have more. Those belong in the friendzone and should stay there. He should know this to avoid further awkward situations.
'I don’t think I can give you want’This may sound harsh but honesty is the best policy, right? It might shatter their heart and possibly their confidence as well but you just saved him time of being in a loveless relationship.