How to tell someone you are not interested in dating
I texted an explanation and apology beforehand, along with the request to grab food before pouring back more drinks.
You don’t need to overshare in that situation."I waited. And then, while searching for red cowboy boots, my phone screen lit up. I wasn’t sure how the message would be received, and I braced myself for being called a nasty name. There’s this weird dance of honesty when you don’t know someone well, and apparently, I had done it well.
My friend continued, saying that if someone is so hung up on a previous relationship that they’re bringing this up on a first date, they should talk to someone about it. When I talked with a few more friends about it, their responses were aligned with what we all say we should be: honest.