How Do You Tell Someone ‘I don’t Like You” Without Hurting Their Feelings?

He or she likes you, but you don’t like them, at least not enough to go into a relationship with him/her. Please, how do you tell the person without hurting their feelings or you let friendship?

We shared this on our Instagram page here, and got these comments and responses.

Kindly read through, and let’s have your own thought as a comment. What would you do if you’re in this shoe? Have you been in this position before? How did you go about it?


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No matter how nice you tell someone about not liking them the person is going to feel hurt regardless, but putting your words right would go a long way and it would show you respect the person, say something like I don’t mean to hurt your feelings but the feeling isn’t mutual and if y’all are friends you can mention one or two things that you like about the person as a friend

How would you have said it? How would you like someone you like but doesn’t like you in return to let you know. Kindly leave a comment.

You can find some answers here – Handling Rejection as a Christian Single

You’ll find this also interesting. DISCUSSION: How To Friend Zone Effectively

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Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, lifegiva.com. A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
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