You should go out with him only if you truly feel a romantic interest and you are open to dating.
Sometimes, people will simply go out with someone else because they don’t want to hurt them or they figure that it’s not that big of a deal.
It really is a big deal. It is a big deal to that person, particularly when they like you.
You have to figure out what your true feelings are.
Do you like this guy romantically?
Do you think about him often?
Truly reflect on this.
Are you even attracted to him?
When you can bring yourself to come to terms with what you are truly feeling, you will know whether you should go out with him.
There are no half measures.
You may try to tell yourself that sure you will develop an attraction for him in time, however, this is not the safest bet.
Think about the consequences of going out with him without truly being interested.
If your lack of romantic interest never changes, what happens him?
He will get the impression that you are going out with him because you like him when you actually don’t.
He will call, text, write you love poems even, but they will have no effect.
The more he tries to woo you, the less you like him romantically.
He would be trying too hard and you were never truly interested in the first place.
What ensues is a game of love and denial.
He loves. You deny.
Back and forth you go until someone becomes so miserable about the situation, they just might dislike the other forever.
Again, getting this far is needless.
All of this can be prevented by simply being honest from the get go.
If you are feeling no real romantic interest, you shouldn’t go out with him.
It is best to be honest with yourself and him.
The danger you could fall into in going out with him could be that you end up with someone who starts feeling for you when you have no feelings for him.
It would be much harder to get him out of your business at that point.
Hence, you should be honest with him from the start.