There’s a guy that is constantly haggling me to go out with him. He sits next to me all the time, almost begging for attention. Yet, he’s shy around all his friends. He does the awkward hugs and is a nice guy, but I just flat out don’t see it going anywhere. I’ve tried to tell him we’re just friends, but he doesn’t seem to listen. How can I get the point across without being mean?

Question: There’s a guy that is constantly haggling me to go out with him. He sits next to me all the time, almost begging for attention. Yet, he’s shy around all his friends. He does the awkward hugs and is...