How do I tell him that I don't feel the same?
(I apologize in advance for the length)
I met this guy and he began to harbor feelings for me. . . And I only think of him as a friend. We only talked through e-mail and text. Tonight, we went to see a movie together, but I kinda invited some friends of mine, hoping he’d get the hint. But he put his arm over my shoulders and wore this cologne that made me sick to my stomach. My friends think I’m lying when I say that I DON’T feel the same way as him.
He tried to kiss me. I said something like, “Sorry, I paid 8 bucks for this movie, I don’t really wanna waste it.” Stupid, I know, but it was the first thing to pop into my head. I planned to tell him how I really felt after the movie, but didn’t get the chance because he left early. I was relieved (a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. . . literally), but now I don’t know what to do.
I don’t want to be the kinda girl who “dumps” him via text, but I’m afraid that if I let us meet like this again, he’ll steal my first kiss (I’m a hopeless romantic, and want it to be special) or I’ll be forced to endure an even MORE awkward experience.
I’ve never had anything like this happen to me. I’ve always been on the other end of the unrequited love deal. I don’t think I’ve ever had a guy like me. And I’m in wayyyy too deep here. I wish I could just forget he ever existed, stop texting him, change my number, SOMETHING.
Any advice / stories of when you were in the same situation would be greatly appreciated. I have no clue what I’m supposed to do. I just wanna get out.
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