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How to Say No to a Second Date (Because Ghosting Is *Not* the Answer)

How to Say No to a Second Date (Because Ghosting Is *Not* the Answer)

You’ve just made it through your spicy tuna roll and yet another conversation about your date’s trip to Italy last year (we get it, the food was amazing). They want to take you to a cute little pizza place next weekend, but you know deep down in your heart that the sparks just aren’t flying. So, what’s the proper etiquette when it comes to turning down a second date? (Because ghosting is not cool.)

First of all, props for taking that first date step-it’s not easy! And now, let’s get some expert advice on how to end things nicely but firmly, minus any confusion or lingering, “Hey, I was just thinking about you” texts. We tapped sex and relationship expert Shan Boodram for her best tips.

Shan Boodram is Bumble’s sex relationships expert, a certified sexologist, sex education counselor with a B.A. psychology, and bestselling author who has made appearances on Netflix’s Too Hot to Handle, Oz, and more.