You signed up for online dating (hopefully Lavalife!) and came across a profile that catches your eye. After exchanging some messages and going back-and-forth, you’ve now decided that the spark just isn’t there. But, you’re not sure how to ditch your fizzling online dating match without causing hurt feelings. Well, friend, here’s how to get out of the situation. It comes down to being upfront, honest and confident in your approach.
Depending on how long you’ve been in communication, and exactly how far your communication has gone, you’ll probably want to write more (or less) in your departing message. Since you met online and have been exchanging messages online (presumably, at least) it’s completely fine to end the relationship in the same fashion. If you’ve met offline or have been talking on the phone, however, your match might be deserving of a slightly more thorough explanation than a quick IM.