Just be honest .. I'm sure he's a big boy and can handle it.
Better to just say it ... so much kinder in the long run.
Just come out and say it. You'll hurt him more by beating around the bush.
talk to him..eye to eye
Just say you've done some soul searching and you're not ready for a serious relationship
Tell him that you're only interested in sex and friendship. Most men will love a casual relationship like that.
there is no good way... it's going to hurt regardless. My advice is you are simple yet clear - you are not interested, and that will not change. The worst thing you can do is to try to explain yourself (don't do that, you will just leave him picking over your words trying to make sense of it/find a way to make you like him) or to be ambiguous.
Believe me, I've had it both ways and though it hurt short term when one girl told me she wasn't interested, it was actually another girl who hurt me the most long term when she continuously led me on feeding me scraps of info and mixed messages that made me think a relationship could happen.
half of the guys round here don't have hearts to break…so stop projecting your own feelings onto him and tell it like it IS sister!
what damage where? do you REALLY think you have that much power over someone?
let him have his own reaction and dignity….it's his to complicate, not yours
Better to tell him now then drag it out. Which you knew...
You won't break his heart. Just tell him.
Don't say it, just do it. Fool around, he'll get the hint.
so you just want to use him for sex? Hmm. And guys get a bad rep why?
You'll probablly break his heart one way or the other. Just be truthful... Playin games will only be worse in the end.