Letting someone down easy (i.e. rejecting them) v. advice? Simply put, I was hanging out with a couple girls. One has taken a more serious turn toward exclusivity while the other has been traveling for work. Now #2 is back and wants to hang out, but I really shouldn't. I don't want to burn any bridges, and she's a friend of a friend, so I don't want her to hate me. Any advice for weaseling out of this?