A guy on a dating profile is sending me some of his original poetry, which is the worst stuff I've ever read, and also makes me think he's insane. My question is: Since I'm compulsively polite, and also don't want to anger a possibly crazy person, what should I do? I feel like ghosting, but that isn't polite either. Yikes! There are some weird ones out there...Good grief; he just sent it to me a second time!
I received copies of 154 sonnets written by a man on a dating APP…all quite good…upon my request, when I learned he had written them. He is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. Also very creative. I wish he had been truly ready for a relationship, because I liked him a lot. His partner had been an alcoholic who committed suicide. How cruel she had been to him when she was drinking was quite apparent in some of the sonnets. I had to tell him he wasn’t ready. Come to think of it, it has been more than a year…I should check in on him.
Be honest and tell him his poetry does not "speak to" you, and that the insight has given you reason to think the two of you would not be well suited. If you are somewhat self-deprecating about it, perhaps he'll decide it's because you are somehow flawed in your outlook or thinking, then he can reject you.