12 Better Ways To Say (YES/NO) When Someone Asks You Out

Last Updated on January 7, 2024 by Ketan

When someone asks you out for the first time, the hesitation to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ is natural.  

Whether you are interested in going out with them or not, it feels hard to decide how to say your decision. 

To make it special and clear, you should know how to say it in advance. 

If you’ve been chatting with someone lately and feel that a guy is about to ask you out, here we’re discussing what to say and how with some better responses.


What To Say When Someone Asks You Out?

It doesn’t matter if someone asked you out in person or over text, you must be very clear with, If it’s a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ from you. 

Agreed, it’s uncomfortable to say “YES’ right away. 

Because if you are just up for it, you might sound desperate to your crush or online match. 

If you are not interested, you obviously want to say ‘NO’ to his go-out invitation. 

But, you don’t want to say it directly. Such rejection can hurt him so much. 

And, you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Get it. 

What To Say When Someone Asks You Out

But instead of thinking too much, it’s good for you if you say what you’ve on your mind. 

Show your excitement if you’re ready to go out with him. 

And, if you don’t want to go out, just say ‘NO’ simple as that. 

Next, if you want to know how to say Yes or No when someone asks you out, here are some better replies you can try. 


Exciting Ways To Say ‘Yes’ When He Asks You Out

You know this guy more than enough. 

And, he’s a genuine guy, as the way he waited and asked you out when the time is right for you both. 

Well, this meet-up is your chance to get to know each other more. 

When you feel confident and trust a guy truly, these are also ways to say ‘Yes’ when he asks you out. 

How To Say Yes When He Asks You Out

1. “After such a long time you have asked me. So, it’s YES, obviously.” 

Having chatted for a while, you two have developed a connection. 

And when everything feels right, he decides to meet in person and ask you out for some time.  

You accept his invitation. Also, you are happy that he has taken the next step. 

2. “Sure, why not? I was thinking about the same.” 

You’re excited that he asked you out. 

So, there is no chance that you will say anything but yes. 

This is your chance to know him more personally and see where this connection goes.

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3. “I felt that today is going to be a good day. And, see you asked me out.” 

When you feel that you’ve no idea how it is going to be a great day.

But you realize that it’s because of your crush. 

Well, this one is a clever reply to show that you appreciate that he asked you out. 

But you also expect that he really has some good plans. 

4. “Go out like what? Is it a date or just a catch-up? Anyway, I’m ready for it.” 

You’ve already given many hints to your crush to ask you out. 

But he either just ignored it. Or he was so afraid to approach you. 

Finally, when he says it, you want to confirm if he’s inviting you for a coffee date or to come over. 

But whatever, you both mutually like each other. 

So you’re ready to be with him. 

5. “I’m all ready for it. But what are we going to do?”

You say YES to his invitation to go out together. 

This isn’t clear if he will take you to a movie or café. So, you’ve to ask.

Your response like this shows you’re comfortable with him. 

But, you also want to know what his plan is. 

6. “If you made me wait for me for another week, I would have asked you.” 

For the last few weeks, you’ve been waiting for him to ask you out on weekends. 

But nope, he never did. 

And, finally, when he approaches you to go out together, you share this cute reply to say YES.

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Clever Ways To Say ‘NO’ To Someone Asking You Out

Obviously, when you don’t want to go out with someone, you just say NO to them.

But it’s not easy to say so. We all know that. 

Rejecting his plan directly might hurt his feelings or confidence. 

But, this is your decision and you’ve to say it honestly. 

If you struggle to say it clearly, this is how to say no when someone asks you out in person or over text. 

How To Say NO To Someone Asking You Out

1. “Who is coming with us? Are we just two? That would be boring.” 

A guy asked you out in a text but didn’t say what he was planning for. 

You’re not comfortable with his invitation. 

So, this is a clever way to say no when he approaches you to go out together. 

2. “Thanks for asking. But this week, I’m too busy with work and other things. We could go out for a new week.”

Maybe you are interested in him, but this isn’t the right time for you to go out. 

So you ask him for another week. Or it’s just an excuse. 

You want to see how he reacts to such rejection. 

And based on that, you can decide if to go out with him next time or not.

3. “Sorry, I can’t go out with you. I’m going on a date with my boyfriend.” 

If he’s not asking it directly, he may try ‘What are you up to this weekend‘ to check if you’re available.

But, he has no idea that you’re already in a relationship.

Well, you can keep a friendship with him, if he seems like a nice guy. 

But, if he gets emotional and overreacts, you can cut the connection. 

4. “That’s so nice of you. But, I’m not interested in going out with you. Sorry.” 

You just say it clearly. And also being polite.

Like he asked you out and didn’t share his intention, you do the same. 

By not sharing the reason why you’re not interested. 

This way you directly tell him that you don’t want to go out with him. 

5. “We had a great time chatting. But, I think we should know each other more before we meet in person.” 

Well, it’s possible that a guy asked you out too early while you just started chatting. 

So far, you have some idea what kind of guy he is. 

But, you’re also clear with the kind of person you’re seeing. 

And by asking him more time, you want to see how his approach changes. 

6. “This weekend I don’t have any mood to go out. Even out of my room. So it’s no.” 

Maybe a romantic relationship isn’t your priority at the time. 

Or you’re not seeing anyone at least for some time. 

You’ve got some weekend plans for yourself.

And you’re not going to get out of your house this weekend, but chill all alone. 

This clearly shows that you’re fine if someone asks you out or not.

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When someone asks you out, this could just be a casual hangout or a date. 

You have to first be sure about it. And, ask him about his plans. 

Indeed, a guy takes the courage to ask you out. 

And, saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ immediately also makes you feel uncomfortable for valid reasons. 

But, you have to reply with your decision excitedly or politely.

Based on what it is. 

We’ve shared with you good examples of how to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ when someone asks you out for the first time. 

Your decision could take your connection in some direction. 

But your clear reply is a must. 


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