If a girl accepts a gift from a guy, would that raise the guy’s hope into having a shot with her?
Personally, I think accepting a gift from a guy who’s trying to date you would only lead him on, or if not, at least would make the girl feel obligated to something, but i also think rejecting a gift just because you’re not into the guy is rude and insensitive.
Most Helpful Girl
I would be upfront and honest and tell him in advance I am not romantically interested and a gift would not be appropriate. As hard as that is to hear, it is far harder to go through the effort and money to buy a gift for someone who does not want you.
Most Helpful Guys
Unfortunately, people (especially men) sometimes mistake certain gestures as a way of thinking they'll get something for their troubles. People like this are scummy and to be watched from afar.
Just be careful and protect yourself.
Of course you should reject because even if you being nice with him you'll end up giving him wrong hints and he'll think there is still hopes... That's another thing if you want to keep his hopes up