Then, politely turn down the invitation and give truthful reasons for your refusal.Avoid gossiping about the person afterward to show empathy and respect for their feelings.Additionally, your formerly blissful nights spent at Dorrian's and Bounce will be forever marred by hauntingly inevitable run-ins with past dumpees.I can tell you that this is an experience about as pleasant as a root canal and provides an ABRUPT reminder that time does not heal all wounds.I wish you all the best and appreciate the time we spent getting to know one another.'” — April Beyer, Matchmaker and Dating & Relationship Coach for Women.“You should always treat others, as you would like to be treated yourself.
I don't have to do that very often, though, because I'm also very blunt when I don't want to give someone my number.While this sounds so cliché, it definitely applies in this situation. It’s always best to just be up front and honest with them in a nice way. s/he is really a great person, has a lot going for him/her, etc.), and then just say that you don’t feel there was a connection or chemistry.While his/her ego may be bruised initially, trust me in the long run s/he will appreciate and respect you for it, because you didn’t leave him/her hanging.” — Suzanne Oshima, Matchmaker & Dating Coach at Dream Bachelor & Bachelorette.If you do feel the need to respond, keep it simple: thank, decline, wish well.Thank them for the message, mention you don’t think that you’re the right ‘match,’ and of course, end by wishing them well.” — Laurie Davis, Online Dating Coach and founder of Eflirt Expert.