So I've been on two dates with a great guy I met online (we're both 26), but I just don't feel any romantic spark. We get on great, but he feels more like a friend. Despite me always offering to go Dutch, he's paid for both dates in full and they've not been too cheap. I don't want to fade out and ignore him as he doesn't deserve that, he's a stand up guy, but I've no idea what to say. Never been in this situation before. In an ideal world I'd like for us to continue being friends but I know that never happens.
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This is the part of dating I hate, its like managing a business and having to fire someone, it always sucks ass.
Most of the time guys are quite used to the ignoring and fading away and pick up on it. Most guys come to expect this, you will try to setup a next time to hang out and all the sudden the girl is busy every time you ask to hang out. I always try to set something up twice and stop talking to them if they have excuses and see if they initiate back with me. If they don't I don't have time to screw around and on to the next.
If you really want to tell him what is going on; which is pretty god damn rare. You can always just tell him that its not working out for you and feel like a good friendship and nothing more. He can take it or leave it, and will most likely appreciate it, even if its a few days later.0