Break dating up
And yet somehow, so many of us still can't be bothered.
Perhaps we don't know the words to use, or find that even communicating a rejection over text is too awkward.
Instead of filling that time with passive activities like watching TV or surfing the web (which will only make you more depressed) use that free time as a chance to grow as a man.
Move on from your ex-girlfriend and focus your time and energy on something positive – like learning a new skill or exploring a hobby.
Feel free to implement any or all of these templates for your own use, you lazy bastard: Even after a couple dates, though you're still a free agent and owe nothing to anyone, it's still considerate to take the 10 seconds out of your crazy busy life to let the guy off the hook if he's still trying to go for date three.
He probably thought the date went really well because you're charming and funny and legitimately enjoyed yourself.
This daily boost in mood and confidence will be huge in helping you get over a break up.
Not only will the activity itself help you feel better, but looking back on all the progress you’ve made will build confidence – which again is critical when getting over a break up.
So get out there and sign up for a cooking class, guitar lessons, hire a tutor to help you learn a new language – whatever you want.
(It's no mystery why he called you "Marissa" during sex.) Shut it down ASAP before you're in too deep feelings-wise, and make the text short, concise, and to the point.
If you're serious about pursuing a friendship, propose a fun, but explicitly non-romantic hang-out.