By Nicole Caico

At the beginning of this week’s episode of The Bachelorette it seemed like all three guys still had a fair shot at a celebrity relationship with JoJo Fletcher, but by the end, one of them was sent packing. Jordan, Robby, and Chase were the three lucky men who made it to the fantasy suite. It turns out that Chase was the one unlucky man to be sent home. UsMagazine.com reports that Chase proclaimed his love for JoJo, and she responded with, “When you said that to me, in my heart and in my gut, I don’t think I felt what I thought I was gonna feel. I don’t know if I’m in the same place as you. I don’t know if spending this night together would change that feeling, and I almost feel like it would be unfair.” Chase, rightly upset, left the show. JoJo made it clear that she is not interested in becoming a celebrity couple with Chase.

This celebrity news has us cringing a bit! What are some ways to let someone who is interested in you go?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s aways endearing to know that someone is interested in you. As flattering as it may be, there comes a time when you’ve got to let the person know that the feeling isn’t mutual. No use putting it off. Cupid is here with some dating advice:

1. Remain unavailable: Before jumping into the full on “it’s not you, it’s me” convo, see if the person crushing on you can take a hint. When they text you, don’t answer right away–and sometimes don’t answer at all. Answering immediately and consistently usually conveys that you’re interested, so doing the opposite may allow the person to catch on to your lukewarm feelings.

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2. The other man: If the person pursuing you is someone you’re friendly with or talk to regularly, get on the topic of relationships and try to casually mention another guy you’re interested in. If you make it seem like you’re confiding in this friend for advice on another guy or girl, they’ll have to understand that your interest is elsewhere.

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3. Be honest: As awkward as the conversation might be, being honest is the best way to go about it. Just telling the person, “Hey, it seems like you’re interested in me, but I’m not looking to date anyone” will clear up the whole situation. Being honest is also the best way to avoid hurting someone. Be honest, and remember–don’t apologize–you’re just not interested.

How do you go about telling someone you’re not interested? Comment below!