This goes for both ladies and men... It just helps a lot of people and it would mean preventing a LOT of heart-break(s).
If you know you are not interested in being in a relationship with someone, Please, please and please don't act like you are. The least you owe them is honesty and transparency. Don't lead them on..
And by that, don't spend endless minutes/hours on the phone with them because 'I like talking to you'..
Don't introduce them to important people in your lives..
Don't share the odd kiss, holding intimately etc with them and then have it at the back of your mind that it's 'no strings attached'.
Don't go out to eat together, go on cinema
Don't text/chat/bbm endlessly with them just 'for the fun of it'.
State your intentions, let them be clear from the beginning. You do the person a great disservice by toying with their emotions. And there's a thin line between love and hate, especially when the heart is involved!
I'm just sharing this because I have heard so many experiences of guys and ladies who are heart-broken because they 'thought', and by all indications, you wouldn't blame them for 'thought-ing'.
You and I know when someone likes you more than being just friends, if you have any iota of respect for them, maintain your distance if you know you are not interested. Yes, it's difficult - hey, who doesn't like the attention but be kind. It could be your sister/brother/son/daughter tomorrow.. It could even be YOU!
A lot is said to people to 'wake up and smell the coffee, see the signs' but this is an appeal to the other side, please have mercy. Just have mercy!
God bless xx