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Well how do you reject someone in a nice way?

someone asked me out to the prom and I'm not really allowed to go to proms. I don't want him to know that though because he'd think I'm too immature or something negative like that. he's asked last year and I used the dentist appointment excuse. what do I do?

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the truth is always a good choice

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Say you're not allowed then.

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Yeah, you have to make a choice. Either you don't tell him the reason, and he feels rejected, or you are honest with him. I don't think he will think you immature. He will just think your mom is over-protective. If you actually like him, tell him you would like to go out with him some other time to some other place...if your mom allows it. If she doesn't, ask her exactly when she was planning on letting you date, and if 35 will be old enough. Also point out that, if she ever wants grandchildren some day, she will have to cut the freakin' cord eventually, and it is better for you to have some experience dating before you get to marrying-and-settling-down age.

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Wonderful, Reesinator...
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Hey, thanks:) But I don't do this for the accolades...just the stars...
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Just tell him your radioactive!
Nobody wants to hangout with someone radioactive

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Hmmm..that might just work.
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@ blades ..... Everyone except fallout boy! :)

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Mart.. Exception noted!
Rotfl!
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Lol! And I'm Jess idk how I got this user name hahaha
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Hi Jess its great to meet you!
Really funny answer :)
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Sometimes if you're too concerned about not hurting someone's feelings, you don't get the point across.
It's much kinder in the long (and short run) just to be honest and open.

"I really appreciate you asking me, Albert, but I don't want to do that. Thank you, I know you will understand".

See? Easy, ennit? You'll both be happier for it. If he asks for details, DON'T GIVE ANY. Otherwise you're going to get into an argument about his personal qualities/failings/looks/bad breath.

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It's not you, it's me...
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Yeah... I've been 'it's not you it's me'd before now...
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