I'm posting this because we've heard it and might have even said it. What do you think when someone says this? Here's what I think. A person says this and makes it sound really generic. What it REALLY means is that they're not interested in a relationship with YOU and they're just saying that to be kind but still keep a person in the friend zone. That's how I interpret it when it comes toward me. I was criticized for not telling someone I wasn't interested in them. This person never directly told me that they were interested in me but their actions showed it and their friends also told me about this interest. I kind of threw out the phrase "I'm not looking for a relationship right now" while socializing a time or two. It's not my problem if they don't want to hear it and digest it. People who are more perceptive would sort of get it. And, if someone even has a remote interest in another person, they would never use this phrase if they want to leave the door a little open.