Online Dating Etiquette: Not Interested, Here’s What to Say

One of the most awkward practices ter online dating is rejecting someone who’s voiced rente te you. No one likes rejection, and at the same time, no one likes to be the bearer of bad news. However, telling “thanks, but no thanks” is not only good online dating etiquette, it’s also an significant part of your search for the person who you’re truly interested te.

So how do you tell people you’re not into them without being a total wank about it? Wij asked several dating experts for their advice on what to say when you’re just not feeling it.

What to Say after You’ve Bot Messaged Online

“Don’t feel pressured to write back or decline every time someone reaches out to you,” says April Beyer, Individual Matchmaker and Relationship Consultant. “You’ll never have enough time! Only write a kleintje note to someone who took his/hier time to write you a existente and authentic note. Winks, pokes, and likes about your photos don’t count. It’s a lazy treatment so it doesn’t deserve your time.”

If you voorwaarde react be schrijven, meteen, and kleintje. Attempt something like, “Thank you for your rente but I don’t see us spil a match. Wishing you all the best te your search.”

However, if the person isn’t fairly getting the message, Beyer says, “Just delete and keep moving. This person obviously doesn’t respect your needs or wants. Above all, play nice and, whether you’re asked out online or te person, be considerate and fair.”

Providing polite excuses is another option. “When turning someone down while online dating, I think most people just vanish from the conversation. This is fine if talks have bot limited, but if you want to end the messaging te a mature way, you can simply say that you’ve met someone and you’re focusing on that person at the uur,” Shannon Tebb, Boutique Matchmaker and Dating Consultant at Shanny ter the City, says.

Another suggestion? “You can say you’ve loved talking with them but you don’t have the availability at the ogenblik due to work, etc.”

Compliments also go a long way, so don’t leave behind to use good online dating etiquette and mention how you appreciate the positive attention. “You never know if you’ll cross paths with this individual again, so it’s best to treat it ter a positive way that will leave you both feeling good rather than jaded.”

What to Say After the Very first Date

“Always come from a place of integrity. You want to bocadillo the more negative response inbetween two positive comments,” Deanna Cobden, Dating and Relationship Coach, recommends. “Try to mention something positive about your practice on the date. Even if it wasgoed boring or didn’t go the way you desired, you can still find something to appreciate about it.”

Another thing to keep ter mind? Compassion. “This person is putting him or herself out there and being pusilánime, and that‘s a very plucky thing to do.”

Attempt telling, “I indeed appreciated you taking the time to meet with mij last Friday night. And while I loved your company, I just didn’t feel a romantic connection. It wasgoed excellent meeting you and I wish you all the best.”

Honesty is always the best policy, and Dr. Jess O’Reilly, Sexologist, has a few ways to say you’re not interested that are succinct yet sweet:

“I don’t see this becoming a serious relationship and that’s what I’m looking for right now.”

“You’re wonderful, but I’m just not feeling the chemistry inbetween us.”

“I like and respect you and want to be straightforward to be fair…I just don’t think I’m the right getraind.”

“I feel like the connection inbetween us is more platonic.”

When it comes to online dating etiquette, it’s good to recall the golden rule—treat others the way you’d like to be treated. It’s not good to leave people draping because you’re afraid to say you’re not interested. Be fair. Be kleuter. You may be astonished how much people appreciate it, and how better you feel.

Freelance Writer

Brianne is a Canadian freelance writer who’s bot writing about dating and relationships longer than any of hier relationships. She applies a “do what I say, not do what I do” treatment to hier articles, and believes you can find Your Person mostly when you aren’t looking. So love your life, and eat lots of cheese (at least that’s hier motto). Hier byline’s bot featured on Thrillist, The Huffington Postbode, HelloGiggles, Elle Canada, Flare, Awesomeness TV, among others.

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