Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFriends · 1 month ago

How do you reject a male friend without ruining your friendship ?

When a male approaches and tries to ask you out in an indirect way, how do you indicate that you like them as a person but are not interested romantically? Without ruining your existing or potential friendship with them

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I don't see why you shouldn't go out with them on a non-romantic date. I mean, maybe he doesn't actually WANT it to be romantic; maybe he just enjoys your company.

    Why not go for a coffee and see how you get on? It doesn't commit either of you to anything. During the conversation you can drop hints that you're not looking for a romantic relationship at the moment but that you don't mind going to the movies or for a coffee or a walk - nothing involving alcohol!And just keep on doing that until the relationship ends or develops.

  • Jas B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    With honesty and empathy because their feelings for you are more than friendship, then hopefully they will accept this, if not then there is nothing you can do to stop the friendship ending.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If this is a friend of yours you’re going to have to spell it out. Don’t beat around the bush. 

    He’s going to have to be direct, though. An indirect approach is underhanded. Ambiguous. So press him for more information. 

    If and when he provides it, tell him you’re not interested in him *that* way, or, if you like, “romantically.”

    He might not want to be your friend without the sexual opportunity, but there’s nothing you can do about that. What you can do is remain straightforward with him. Honor your friendship.

  • Tj
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just be upfront him. Tell him, if he asks, that you go as friends

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