I've got two plans in mind.
Either play dumb and see what happens.
Or ask him straight out so i can let him down easy.
Because to be honest i dont like the guy, as a friend, yes, romantic or sexual interest? No.
So i want to see what you guys reckon is the best way to go or if you have another idea i haven't even thought of.
I just dont want to hurt him, but i really dont like him the same way.
Most Helpful Guy
If you come and tell him out right you will crush him. But least you won't waist his time too. You will lose him as a friend at least as a close friend. Well if you don't then the message didn't go in. It also might have some further social ramifications but not much and not nearly as much as if you left this to stew.
I 3rd option would be to. Mis-direct. Little underhanded but an other friend and yourself could find and introduce him to someone who likes him. I know its a Little teen drama but it does work and it's worth a try cos it won't crush him. If they do end up together tell him your not into him asap and he'll be pretty ok with it then.
If that plan doesn't work then rip the bandaid off. Your going to do him a favour
Most Helpful Girl
turn him down nicely
and just mention how u only see him as a friend