You don’t have to look into those sad puppy dog eyes and crush them - you can say what needs to be said, or just not reply to their email at all until they eventually get the message.However if the honest person in you wants to explain or write back then try something along these lines: “I'm flattered, but I don’t think I’ll be able to reciprocate your feelings” “I have just come out of a relationship so don’t want to rush into anything” Finally, be truthful and hopefully the other party will always understand.Do you have a standard line you use to let a guy down gently? (You remind me of that inbred banjo-playing geek in "Deliverance.") 9. I guess I would have thought once you hit 50, committing a felony wouldn't be on anyone's bucket list, but I've met several women who have dated recently-convicted felons, and I have dated two, one of whom was wearing her court-ordered ankle bracelet on our date.) But back to the hurt feelings.
“There is no “good” way, because you can’t control how another person will feel.
(Even something as boring and unfulfilling as my job is better than dating you.) 2.
(I want you to stay around so I can tell you in excruciating detail about all the other men I meet and have sex with.
Online dating over 50 is a petri dish for weird behaviors, a lot of it kind of fascinating.
But one of the weirdest behaviors is the phenomenon of people getting their feelings hurt by, and reacting angrily to, people they haven't even met.