Well, I didn't have to wait long....
I got the dear John email. Never was a John in the first place so I can't even call it that. So I guess it's time to suck it up again and move on. Pasted is her email. I guess the readers can chuckle at me now. They probably saw this coming.
I really need to ask you to stop asking me out. I am so sorry, but I just don't feel the same, and that's not going to change. I enjoy hanging out with you at events, when you're not asking me out. It makes me uncomfortable and I need to know that I can go to an event and relax, with no one expecting anything from me. And it doesn't make me feel good to make someone else feel bad. I so don't want to hurt your feelings, but my ex was someone who didn't like to take no for an answer. Not my favorite trait.
I think you are clever and witty and that's the part I enjoy. I know you'd rather not be in the "friend zone." But I'm afraid that is all it will ever be. Again, I'm sorry. I hope we can enjoy future group events as friends.
Oh boy.... :( Can't think right now but I know I'll be ok. Tonight, I'll need to just suck it up again. I've been thru adversities before but fuck this hurts bad.