I've been seeing this guy for a month or two now and it's been lovely but I'm just over it. We've dated, hung out and fooled around a little but I just don't want it to go any further. We were sorta friends beforehand though and I'd like to still be able to stay in touch after, I break it off. I just don't know how to do this. How do you break up with someone you're only sorta dating? If possible I'd like to avoid the slow fade as that usually results in unnecessary hurt feelings.
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Its a tough situation and i get why you're feeling tentative, its hard to stop sort of dating someone you're not really dating but do have a history of friend ship with,
would just tell him id like to go back to how things were, just be friends. keep it direct and simple so he's not confused or holds any false hope but is not hurt or insulted by unnecessary detail.
After he understands unequivocally you JUST want to be friends, tell him though you want to remain friends you understand he may not want to and or may just need some time... Then give him all the space he needs to move on.1