7 Foolproof Ways To Cancel Plans Without Seeming Like A Jerk

Not to be a downer, but I don’t really like hanging out with people. I mean, I do love my friends, but I also like spending time by myself. Sometimes, a friend will ask me to hang out with them and I’m not in the ~mood~. I don’t have an excuse, I just literally don’t feel like hanging out. It happens. But it also makes me feel like a terrible person. What do I say? “Sorry, we can’t hang out because I don’t want to?” That might be what I’m thinking, but I don’t really think it’s socially acceptable to say that to someone. So, what do you do if you made plans with someone, but you actually don’t want to follow through with them?

There are certain situations where you’re obligated to hang out with people, even if you don’t feel like it, like if it’s your best friend’s birthday or you RSVPed to a more formal event. In those cases, you kind of have to suck it up and go. But if you want to cancel a Friday night plan to hang with your friends because you’re not in the mood to be social? Totally fine! It won’t be fun for either of you, and you’ll just be miserable the whole time. That being said, if you made plans with someone and you know you don’t want to go, you need to actually cancel. Don’t ever just not show up, because that’s super rude and uncool. If you are trying to get out of plans, there are ways to do it without seeming like a terrible person. I know you will feel guilty, but take a look at these ways to cancel plans without having the person totally hate you for ditching. I promise, it’s okay to not be social all the time.

Did any of these tips help you get out of an unwanted hang? Tell us in the comments!

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