We've known each other through work for a few months (thankfully I got transferred to a different branch since then, so I don't have to see him) but have only been on one date that was, quite frankly, the worst date I've ever been on ever. Sadly, he doesn't seem to share that opinion, despite not making a move to show any physical advance (I. e. No kiss, no hug, no hand-holding, nada).
He tells me all of these sappy things through text, but never made any sort of gesture or anything in person. I texted him that things are very stressful in my life right now and I'm not really ready to be dating anyone right now, so could be we just be friends? And he wrote down something like this: "Thank you for your honest response. I understand that things are very stressful for you right now, and I feel bad because you don't deserve it. I wish I could make the stress go away for you. I want to propose something, if that's okay. I am so impressed by you. You struck me from the moment I met you. You are so unique and rare. I like you, simply put. So, how about this, let's not take dating off of the table. We just won't date now but later. Since we both like each other I think it's something we should do. Honestly, I would be a fool to let you go."
How the hell do I tell this guy that a) I have no interest in dating him, now or ever again, b) I didn't tell him that I liked him, just that when he asked me out and what my feelings were I said "well, I guess I'm at crush status?" And he just blew it out of proportion, and c) he's really creeping me out by how attached he's gotten so fast.
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I wrote a myTake entitled "Some Practical Advice For How To Break Up." It sounds like it is what you need: