so I talked to this guy one night on a dating website and we exchanged numbers but now he won't stop texting me. it's not that I'm not interested but being hounded makes me uncomfortable and I hate when people are rushy and pushy. he texts me everyday multiple times, even if I don't respond. sometimes I respond but it's usually a while after he has texted me. I don't want to be mean but it's really annoying and such a turn-off when every time I turn around I have another text from him. I also established my online dating account when I was in the midst of just going through a breakup and being worried I was going to end up alone so I created one out of paranoia. I don't even think online dating is for me and now I feel I have made a mistake in exchanging numbers with this guy. any advice on what I should do?
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Definitely don't just ignore the texts. It might just make him text more. Yes, he'd eventually stop, but you'd probably go through some pretty annoying days before that happens.
While I'm not a fan of lying, you can never be sure how people on dating sites might react, especially since I'm sure you didn't anticipate him acting like this. So you could just tell him he's texting a bit much or that you want space, but it might be a good idea to just get rid of the account and say you met someone else recently and don't think it's going to work for you and him, like Starfish suggested.
Also, I totally get the fear of being alone. I've been like that ever since my break up a year and a half ago, but not a huge fan of the online dating idea. Still, you seem cool enough and attractive based on your profile on here. I don't think you have to worry much. :p :)
Best of luck. Might be best to get to know the guy a bit better in the future before giving your number though, if you do that again. Even Skyping first might work. You can always block them if it doesn't work out then.0