38. Don’t tell her she’s your soul mate.
“Insist that we’re made for one another and that you’ll be patient and wait for me to be ready. Seriously, I really liked the guy, and was completely put off by his insistence that I was his future.
We’d had dinner, not a date, before this where he was charming, confident funny, and even found a way to tactfully ask if I dated men (there was quite a bit of doubt/confusion in my social group on my preferences). I was really excited when he asked me out too, and then bam, apparently we’re soul mates.
I also found out he’d told everyone we were a couple, and even got a stern talking to from him about ‘breaking up’ with him via Facebook and embarrassing him in front of his friends. All I said was I didn’t want to go out again when he asked and confirmed that we were never a couple when it came up with other people.
I will say, in his defense, a couple of months later he apologized for his behavior, and for coming on too strong. He claims he took some awful advice. We eventually became friends.”