Unwanted Attention

Dear Hillie :

My question is what is the best way to deal with unwanted attention? I had a guy interested in me. We met for a drink but I didn’t really feel any spark or connection with him. He later asked me out again to which I said politely┬áno thanks and that I only wanted to be friends, nothing else. He’s still texting me┬ábut I am ignoring them. I feel a bit mean ignoring them but really don’t want to be rude!

Hillie says:

Maybe when you told him you wanted to be friends you gave him hope, so you need to put him out of his misery as soon as possible. If you really don’t want to see or hear from this guy again you must tell him. Text or call him and firmly let him know you have changed your mind and that now you don’t want to see or hear from him again, even as a friend. Sometimes it’s better to be ‘cruel’ to be kind.