I consider myself to be a reasonably polite person. I used to terminate online conversations with people I was not interested in with a polite "no, thank you, I am not interested" or "I am not interested because..." which never served me right. I was always leading to a dragging quarreling over why I reject a perfectly good person. And now, I just stop responding when I feel that the interaction goes nowhere, which is effective, but leaves me guilt-ridden. I think there should be a better way. What is your experience and/or advice?
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