Talk about being patriotic!  What better way to give back to our armed forces than by going on a date with a Marine?  Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are doing just that, reports UsMagazine.com.  Kunis, 27, was invited by Sgt. Scott Moore to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC and Timberlake, 30, was invited by Corporal Kelsey De Santis to the Marine Corps Ball right outside of Washington D.C.  The two are both planning to attend the November balls with their dates.  Timberlake said he wasn’t doing it as a favor, but because, “I don’t ever get asked out ever!  So I was very flattered by that.”

How do you let someone you’re not interested in down gently?

Cupid’s Advice:

While Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis were happy to accept their invitations to the Marine Corps balls, sometimes you’re just not interested.  Cupid has some tips on how to let someone down gently:

1. Make excuses: It may not be the most moral thing to do, but telling a little white lie makes things a lot easier.  If someone asks you out and you say you already have a boyfriend or girlfriend, they won’t get hurt by your rejection.

2. It’s not you, it’s me: Instead of saying “I don’t like you,” just say you’re not looking to date right now.  This takes the focus away from the person asking you out and puts the blame on you.

3. Honesty is the best policy: If you want to be honest, just admit you’re not interested.  Tell him or her it’s not personal, and most people will get the hint and leave you alone.

What do you think is the nicest way to say “no” to someone you’re not interested in?  Share your comments below.