“Critical Differences. Thank you.” “I already found someone.” “I’m gay.” “You are not what I am looking for.” “I’m going to be out of town for a while.” “Thank you, but I’ve stopped looking for love on the Internet.” “I’m married.” “You live in Australia and I live in Alaska, so it won’t work.” “I’m not interested in getting serious right now. Let’s cool it before things progress.” “I’m looking for someone younger.” “I’m looking for someone older.” “Thank you, but no thank you. Good luck.” In order not to hurt their feelings, mention things about yourself that they won’t like: “I don’t believe in God or marriage, and I think drug legalization is the way to go.” Send them the “vibe.” Block them out of your instant messenger program. Change your online name. Disappear. Decline to meet them. Tell them you “suddenly have to go,” and click off of instant messenger. Tell them your computer keeps crashing. “I’m very flattered but I’m looking for something a little different.” “Sorry, this doesn’t feel like a match. Good luck on your journey!” Put a stopper to romantic or sexy talk.