S02 E23: I’m Just Not That Into You: How To Tell Someone That You’re Not Interested

Not Interested Episode Summary:

Telling someone that you’re not interested can feel awkward, challenging, and frustrating, but isn’t the alternative even worse? Sarah and Adam will give you some tips on the best ways to end a date, say no to someone who asks you out, and end a burgeoning relationship before it becomes an albatross around your neck.

Also, the hosts tackle listener questions, long distance relationships, and start to promote their new Patreon! That’s right – support Dating Kinda Sucks for as little as $5 a month and get access to hidden episodes, private interviews, and more. Visit the DKS Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/dkspodcast. This week’s kickass patron is Jesi Maness!

Dating Kinda Sucks Commentary
Season Two Episode Twenty-Three

Host Thoughts on Telling Someone You're Not Interested

Ending it always sounds easier than it actually is. Texting a paragraph could come across as disingenuous and saying it to their face could get awkward. As Adam stated, being direct doesn’t hurt. Don’t mention that you should be friends or that they suck because of XYZ reason. End the fling/relationship thing like an adult and move on.   

Be honest and be clear. Men are terrible at subtlety, and if they think there’s a chance, they’ll cling to that so hard that you’ll never shake them. You might be worried about hurting their feelings, but isn’t that better than dragging them along like an anchor? 

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