Men seem to not comprihend this. They ask me out and when I say that I don't want to date, they argue with me, try to convince me to date, etc. I make it crystal clear.
Doesn't improve matters. I eventually give up and decline to engage them in conversation ever again.
Is this some new dating culture thing the kids are doing these days? You know a girl wants you when she tells you no?
How are you meeting/talking to these men if you are not wanting to date?
Address only the topic at hand:
*Thanks for the dinner invite. I'm not dating now, but I'd love to grab a hamburger on Tuesday and split the bill.
*Thanks for the invite to come over and watch a movie. That's just a movie, right, nothing else?
*Thanks for the invitation to hang out. Can I bring a girlfriend along, too? Shall I bring a 6-pack or a bag of chips?
Keep it light.
Basicly, I go arround minding my business, but am not exceptionally unfriendly about it. This leads to conversing with people. I approach mostly women, but am approached by mostly men.
Most of these conversations go well. Conversations are had. Networking is done.
But it's when men show an interest in dating that things go down hill. I don't want to be friends with people who don't take no for an answer, but I get it often enough to wonder if I'm sending some kinda wrong signal.