You can just nicely explain that although he is a great guy, you just aren't interested in him in that way.
Instead of trying to be like everyone else, why don't you focus on being yourself and exploring what you'd like to do? I dated a guy who was in love with me, but I wasn't in love with him.
That is going to hurt him way more than turning him down upfront.
Dating him wouldn't be fair to him but it also wouldn't be fair to you.
You would be wasting your time with someone you can't have a romantic and sexual relationship with.
I'm not saying that you should stop talking to him or stop being his friend.
a part of me wants to try and make it work, because technically we are compatible, we get along and have fun together, but im not interested in anything physical. have any of you ever been in a situation like this? I think the best thing to do in this situation is say "Thanks, but no thanks" (nicely of course).
If you begin dating him, at some point he is going to find out that you were using him to feel "normal".
he doesn't even do anything wrong, but i cant stand it. its not fair to him to date him, but it would hurt his feelings if i said no and basically stopped talking to him. and a part of me likes the attention, even though it feels so wrong.We dated on and off every few months until finally we just called it quits. Despite this I enjoyed the more physical side if I closed my eyes.have you ever been in a relationship just to feel normal.this guy wants to date me and i dont know what to do.
He kept pursuing me (which I absolutely hated) even after I turned him down many times.Finally I decided to give him a chance but the relationship didn't last long. I hated being touched, because it made me feel dirty.