A tactical move that involves a guy breaking
a girl who he is not dating. The girl has confused their regular
encounters and his enjoyment of them as romantic interest. The male, realizing that if keeps on hanging out with
her he will be accused
of "leading her on" even though
he never had any romantic intentions at all, decides that he must tell
her he doesn't have
any interest. So without actually dating her, he is forced to break up with
her, receiving all of the stress and crap of a relationship without having ever had any of the benefits, just so he won't be villainized
for several months.
Jack - "Uhh Sue... it seems to me that you might like
me... and well... uhhh... I just wanted you to know that I don't like
(extremely awkward moment)
Sue - "Oh"
Jack - "Sorry, I know this must feel like
break up, but I didn't want you to think I was... leading you on or anything"