How To Say It: How to Reject an Unexpected Date Invitation

This line fell out of my mouth when a man asked me out on a date five minutes after we met. It felt like the perfect thing to say without lying, and I liked the way he reacted to it.

The Situation:

As you wait in line at the post office, you have a 5-minute talk with the person ahead of you who invites you out for a drink before its your turn at the counter. You are surprised and … not interested.

The Opener:

“I appreciate the offer. Chatting with you has been fun. I am flattered and …”

Get In It :

“I am unavailable.”

It’s honest, respectful and sends the right message.

If you want me to tailor “How to Say It” to your unique situation, write in and ask me.


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