I don't want to hurt his feelings by saying I'm not interested or ignoring him but I don't wanna lead him on either.
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You're too old to be playing games with men. That's exactly what this is. If you weren't interested you should have said so, or said you already had someone else in mind. It's that simple.
Now you fucked up. You led him on. The rude thing to do would be NOT to respond. If it were me on the other end I would appreciate you being frank with me. Trust me, men are stronger than you think.
A little rejection isn't going to kill us. It's the manner in which you do it, you don't have to be a bitch about it... as in: Look us up and down with a disgusted look on your face whilst saying, "as if!!!" Now THAT is really shitty.3