How to stop dating a guy
And yet somehow, so many of us still can't be bothered.
Perhaps we don't know the words to use, or find that even communicating a rejection over text is too awkward.
As I wrote earlier this year in an essay on the ethics of the fadeaway, I’d rather a guy text me "hi im done w/ u, boning my ex now" than inexplicably stop responding to all of my totally adorable conversation starters and late-night propositions.
For the betterment of society and youth-dating culture, I’ve put together a series of texts you can send (See? ) to end a romantic liaison, depending on your situation and how many dates you've been on with the person you're rejecting.
This isn’t The Bachelor; this is real life, you might think. As Ellie Krupnick suggests at mic, all you need is one simple, formulaic text that will take you approximately three seconds out of your crazy hectic life to send.
We know, sending a text as a revolutionary solution to ghosting is not exactly groundbreaking.
That's why you have to let him know you're not interested in moving forward romantically, so he can put his eggs in a more receptive basket.
Even horrible dates need a clean, definitive ending, because the only thing worse than having wasted your time on a bad date is wasting your time for days to come, answering his awkward booty texts and hang-out propositions, when you could have shut it all down in the time it takes you to brush your teeth.
Feel free to implement any or all of these templates for your own use, you lazy bastard: Even after a couple dates, though you're still a free agent and owe nothing to anyone, it's still considerate to take the 10 seconds out of your crazy busy life to let the guy off the hook if he's still trying to go for date three.
He probably thought the date went really well because you're charming and funny and legitimately enjoyed yourself.
Sometimes, a face-to-face conversation is the only way to end a romantic liaison, especially when you've been hanging out with someone repeatedly for a few weeks.