From the inbox #538

“So today for the first time a guy asked me out. I’m studying abroad and he is in my german class, he is 19 and I’m 17. I’ve just known him for 2 weeks, he seems like a nice guy and all but when he asked me I just freaked out. I don’t know what to say, a part of me thinks: “Well maybe this could be an opportunity to get to know him better and maybe you’ll end up liking him!” but I also think is very unsettling because I don’t want to go out with someone I barely know. I can’t stand the thought of him trying to hold my hand or kiss me. I’m just not ready for any of that. I would absolutely love to be friends with him but nothing more. Sometimes I feel that sexual attraction ruins everything, but maybe I’m just a prude.
Any advice as to how to turn him down without making our future interactions awkward?”

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