When someone says they want to be friends and this is not something you want then here is how you can respond to them.
In this article, I will share with you how to respond or what to say when someone says they want to be friends.
If someone wants to be friends they can leave you with nothing to say.
But if you know how to respond to them in the right way then you will be able to make them change their minds about what they are saying.
The moment someone says they only want to be friends with you yet you want to be in a romantic relationship with them then you will have to say something to change their minds.
Without wasting time, let me share with you how to respond when someone says they want to be friends.
How to respond when someone says they want to be friends;
1. “How can you be friends with someone who has feelings for you?”
This is what you can say when someone wants to be friends with you yet you want a romantic relationship with them.
This is a question that will make them think of what they are about to decide.
When you ask them this question, it will hit them that it will be hard for the two of you to be friends yet you have different feelings for each other.
This sentence will also show them that you can’t be friends because you both feel each other more than friends.
The moment they think through this, it can make them change their minds about wanting to be friends with you.
And instead of them being friends with you they will eventually want to be in a romantic relationship with you.
2. “I don’t think the friendship title suits us due to how we connect”
When someone says they want to be just friends with you then this is a phrase you can use to encounter what they say.
The moment you tell them that the friendship title doesn’t suit you they will understand that you don’t want to be friends with them.
Also, when you add on, “due to how we connect” this will make them think of your relationship.
This will make them think of what you mean to each other.
If they will find that you connect more than friends then they can change their minds about being friends with you.
3. “Staying friends with you will only be hurting my feelings because I feel you more than a friend”
The moment someone says they want to be friends with you yet you want to be more than a friend then don’t be silent about it.
Let them know how you feel about them because that is the only way you can use to convince them to change their minds apart from your actions.
When you say, “staying friends with you will only be hurting my feelings” you will be telling them that friendship is not an option they should pick.
If they care about you then they will be cautious about choosing the friendship option.
But if they don’t care about you and they don’t feel you then they will go ahead and choose it anyway.
When you say, “I feel you more than a friend” this is the part where you will be expressing what you feel to them.
And this is enough to let them know why you want a romantic relationship with them and not a friendship.
4. “We have been friends for a while and we both know that is not what we all want”
This is what to say when someone says they want to be only friends with you.
The moment you say this phrase to them they will understand that friendship is not enough for both of you.
It will also remind them that you have been friends for a while and you, later on, noticed that it’s not what you all want.
You should say this especially if you have found yourself kissing or doing something romantic while you were friends.
This will just prove to them that what they say is wrong and you should be dating instead of being friends.
If you have been touching, kissing and romancing while you were friends then you should use this to your advantage.
Make them know that friendship was not something you wanted all along.
And this will be enough to change their minds about what they want.
5. “Being friends with you won’t get me what I want from you”
This is another short phrase you can use to respond to someone when they say they only want to be friends with you.
You have to be honest about what you want from them.
In this case, you want a relationship with them so agreeing to be just friends with them is something that will not suit you.
It will not make you happy.
The only thing that will make you happy is if you are in a romantic relationship with them.
So, telling them being friends with them won’t get you the things you want from them.
After telling them that, list the things that you want from them.
6. “I don’t know how to pretend I feel nothing for you, so being friends with you is something that won’t work”
This is another way you can respond when someone tells you they only want to be friends with you.
You feel different for them, right? So, be honest about your feelings for them.
Try to relate what you feel for them and the kind of relationship they want you to be in.
If you know that being friends with them is something that will never work be honest with them.
Let them know that you can’t pretend you feel anything for them for you to be friends with them.
Tell them that you will never pretend to feel anything for them and this will never make the friendship work.
7. “Why should we be friends yet every action we do together shows we are more than friends?”
This is another phrase you can say when someone says they want to be friends with you.
It’s a question that will let them know that what they are requesting is different from what you feel for each other.
This is enough for them to rethink the decisions they want to make.
8. “Do you want us to be friends? Hold my hands and look at my eyes and tell me you feel nothing for me”
When someone says they want to be friends with you then this is something else you can say.
The moment you respond this way you will be able to know what they feel for you.
If they will do what you will ask them to do then know that they feel nothing for you and that is why they want to be friends with you.
But if they will not do what you will ask them to do then it will let you know that they feel something for you and you should be more than friends.
9. “Us being friends will never be enough to quench the thirst of what we feel for each other”
This is how to respond when someone says they want to be friends with you.
When someone says they want to be friends with you and you tell them that it will never be enough for both of you then this will make them realize that friendship does not suit you.
You should use this phrase if you are sure that they feel something for you.
These are just phrases you can use to make someone change their minds about wanting to be friends with you.
They will work if the person you say to them feels something for you.
But if that person doesn’t feel you then there is no way they will change their mind.
When you want a relationship with someone and the only thing they want from you is a friendship and you know that it’s something that will never work then you will have to be real with them.
If it won’t work let them know and walk away.
There is no need to be around someone you have feelings for and they keep treating you like a friend yet you need more from them.
You will only be hurting yourself. Walk away from them, not all people out there will want you to be friends with them.
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