Go to dating chat?
There we can talk face to face.
Write me message, if you like me!
Yeah, if you've met them in person you can't do the ignore. Logically, though, I've come to realize that when I'm not interested, there's nothing I can say that will feel less bad to the person than ignoring them. How to Politely Reject an Online Date. In some cases, they're women I've actually met around town so they already know me and know I can be gregarious. When I see him now, I avert my eyes.
For those who have emailed you thus far, I would respond briefly with one of the excellent suggestions above. When I have tried to respond, they just plead their case until they persuade me to keep talking with them. No wondering if the person got your email, and no awkwardness. And then do not communicate any further, even when prodded.
Order by newest oldest recommendations. If you've met them face to face before and want to be friends but not date, then just tell them that. I can deal much better with the straightforward approach when there isn't some sort of evaluation of me involved. I honestly think you should go with what's most comfortable, OP.
I honestly think you should go with what's most comfortable, OP. Even just the vague concept of hurting someone else bothers me so much that I would go to pretty much any length to avoid doing so. It takes a lot of courage for someone to reach out to you.