HomeProfessional Relationship QuestionsHow do I react to a colleague who is trying to date me?
Roy Murray asked 2 months ago

Ryan is a colleague of mine who I have known for a few months. We get along well and he seems like a nice guy. Recently, he has been asking me out on dates and I'm not sure how to react. I don't want to lead him on but I also don't want to hurt his feelings. What should I do?

1 Answers
Rila Thomas Staff answered 2 months ago

If you're not interested in dating Ryan, you should be honest with him and tell him that you just want to be friends. It's okay to be direct and you don't need to sugarcoat it. He may be disappointed but he'll hopefully understand. You can also try to let him down easy by telling him that you're not ready to date anyone right now. If he doesn't take the hint, you can always talk to your boss about the situation and see if they can have a word with him. I hope this all works out for you.