“Are you two exclusive?”
blunt “Why do you want to know? Are you interested in one of us?”
When your love sitch is firmly off- limits with a person, don’t send mixed messages by offering tidbits of info anyway. “If your goal is to stop the conversation, you can’t put any bait out there,” says swann. then as soon as you can, transition to a positive discussion about the asker to show there are no hard feelings.
“No, but I’m so busy between work and my photo class that I don’t have time to date anyone else!” With this script, you can be calm, even if your instinct is to react defensively, says shasta Nelson, author of Frientimacy. Maybe you suspect your hookup doesn’t have long-term potential. rather than beating yourself (or your interviewer) up about how things are going, be chill. you’re figuring it out, and uninvolved parties aren’t invited.