Rules dating not exclusive
Be honest, but not in a hurtful way, about why you are ending the relationship.
If there wasn’t a clearly identified situation that occurred that is responsible for the breakup, it may be a surprise to him.
Women, for the most part, are rarely focused on the date itself. The way he figures out if he really wants to be in a relationship with you is based on the quality time you spend talking over that first month or two.
Half the time you’re on the first date with him, you’re trying to see through him and predict the future: “What’s wrong with this guy? This is completely separate from his desire to sleep with you.
You’ve said it to me loud and clear; you’ve been hurt before, you don’t want it to happen again, and you definitely don’t want to waste your time.
Also, if you think there is a chance he may become angry he would be less likely to express that in a public setting.
Such obvious advice but delivered in a way that gets through!!