How do you respond when a person says he or she hopes to see you? There will be several different responses to this statement.
In fact, there can be thousands and all of them depend on where you are expected to be seen and whether or not you are willing to be at the right place at the right time.
An example of a suitable response to this statement to “hope to see you” is ‘I’m not coming’, which implies that the speaker will not be seeing you at the intended place and time.
Out of these thousands of possible responses, we have compiled 20 statements that address different contexts which may affect how a person chooses to respond.
20 Best Responses to “Hope to see you”
- Of course, I will be there
- I hope to see you too
- I hope to see me too.
- You will be fine without me.
- Why do you care?
- I have other plans. Sorry.
- I’m really not sure to be there.
- I’ll try my possible best to be there.
- No, you don’t.
- Ha-ha. Like you actually care.
- It doesn’t matter whether I’m there or not.
- Don’t keep your hopes up.
- Forget it. I’m not coming.
- As long as you have eyes, you will.
- I hope you do.
- I have no reason to be there.
- You better show up.
- I honestly don’t feel like coming.
- It better not be for nothing.
- I will be late though.
Of course, I will be there
When a person says he or she hopes to see you, there must be a place being referred to. The person may hope that you come over to check on him or her.
Giving this response directly promises that you will be at the person’s place.
The person may also be inviting you to a party. You may have seen this statement on a party invite.
When you give this response, you are promising to show up at the venue of the party on the date mentioned.
The person may also be referring to a public event that isn’t organized by either of you. There may be a possibility that you both may not see each other, even though you are both present for the event.
This response, however, won’t satisfy the person’s curiosity, as the person expects that you both actually meet and interact on that day.
I hope to see you too
From the three contexts mentioned above, this response only fits with one. A person may say he or she hopes to see you at a public event for two reasons.
Firstly, he or she may not know if you are planning to be there or not. Secondly, you both may show up for the event and still not see each other due to the massive crowd at the event. This response qualifies for the second situation.
When a person says this to you, your response is implying that you will also be at the event. However, you are not assuring the person that you both will meet but you are equally expressing your desire to meet the person also.
Ironically, you are indirectly giving an assurance since you both can agree to meet at a particular spot, getting rid of the chances of you both missing each other.
I hope to see me too
Does this sound incorrect? It really is but who says your response has to be grammatically correct? That is why we have slang and they are accepted because they pass a message.
This statement can be used as a funny way of showing how uncertain you are.
The person may be inviting you to a party and expressing his or her desire to see you at the party.
This response however shows that there can be hindrances to that possibility. In other words, you are not sure whether you will be there for the party or not.
So you don’t seem like you are avoiding the event for no reason, you can give this response and state the things that may prevent you from showing up on the stated date.
You will be fine without me
We have addressed three contexts in which a person can say ‘Hope to see you’. All three contexts simply express the desire to have a person around.
However, the statement can also seem like a need. Instead of saying ‘I need to see you’, a person can just say ‘I hope to see you’.
If the person is asking for your presence like a necessity, you can give this response to him or her. You are directly telling the person that he or she will be fine without your presence.
However, you are also implying that you may not show up at the person’s place.
You can directly tell him or her that you won’t be there but it will be more satisfying if you give him or her a date you should be expected to show up.
Why do you care?
The person talking may not be the organizer of the party or event. You both may simply be friends who share an interest in the event.
The person may feel more enthusiastic about the event than you do. That explains the response mentioned above.
You can say this if you don’t really care about the event or the party you have been invited to. This response directly asks why your friend cares about your presence.
In other words, you are showing your lack of interest and you may not even show up at the place.
It doesn’t necessarily say you won’t show up but you can clearly state that you will be there if you plan to show up.
I have other plans. Sorry
Here is another direct response to the statement. While ‘Hope to see you’ may be a request, it is also a question that needs to be answered.
After expressing his or her hopes, the person expects you to either confirm them or, at least, talk about your plans for the topic of the conversation.
If the person is inviting you to a party or an event, you can respond with this. It means you won’t be showing up. It also adds an apology.
However, this response may sound like an excuse for rejecting a person’s invitation if there is no specific date.
For example, the person may be asking you to simply come over without giving a particular time. You don’t know if your plans will clash with the intended date yet.
To make sure the person doesn’t feel rejected, you can give a specific date when you plan to check on him or her.
I’m really not sure to be there
This response doesn’t assure the speaker whether you will be there or not. However, it leans closer to the possibility of you not showing up.
You should only say this when there is a specific date. That way, you can properly explain why you can’t be there in that day.
If the person was asking you to show up on any day and you choose this response, you are indirectly saying that you will NEVER have the time or, at least, not any time soon. You must be able to explain why if that is the case.
I’ll try my possible best to be there
This is similar to the response suggested earlier. Both responses do not give assurance to the speaker.
However, while the other statement leans closer to the possibility of not showing up, this statement gives a higher probability of you showing up. Neither of them is guaranteed though.
When you say this, you are indirectly saying that you may have a challenge with showing up for the event. You are also promising to do whatever you can to show up.
However, this doesn’t mean your best will get you to show up on the specified date.
No, you don’t
This response is designated for a situation where the speaker invites you to an event or a party for no special reason.
While you can’t be fully sure that you are just being invited like every other person, you may have your suspicions. Then you can give this response.
This statement shows that you doubt what the person has said. You doubt that he or she hopes to see you. You don’t believe that he or she actually cares whether you show up or not.
Ha-ha. Like you actually care.
Here is another response that reveals your suspicions of an ordinary invite. You are directly stating that the person doesn’t really care whether you show up or not.
You are only being invited so you don’t complain about being left out.
It isn’t always nice to point this out but you can if you feel the need to.
It doesn’t matter whether I’m there or not.
While this statement may seem similar to the two mentioned earlier, it has a big difference. You are indirectly stating that you may not be there.
However, that is not the main meaning of this response. If you will be there, you can still say so.
You can respond with this if the person thinks you are needed for something. This statement directly states that you don’t have to be there for anything to happen or not happen.
Don’t keep your hopes up
This simply means the speaker should not expect you or be anxious about your presence at the event.
While this statement doesn’t state whether you will be showing up or not, it leans closer to the possibility of you not showing up.
This implies that you may not show up on that day. This may be your choice. It may also be some other important event that comes up.
You can explain this so the person doesn’t think you are just not interested in showing up at the event.
Forget it. I’m not coming
Here is a blunt response to the statement. As mentioned earlier, when a person says he or she hopes to see you at a place, it is an indirect question. You are being asked whether you will be there or not.
This response answers the question. You are directly stating that you will not show up at the event or party. Do not say this if you think the person will be sensitive about it.
You can dampen the effect of this blunt statement by giving understandable reasons that justify your absence on the specified date.
As long as you have eyes, you will.
Here is a slightly funny way to say you will show up at the event. However, this may still sound insulting to someone older than you. You should say this only to your mates.
You are making a joke about the person’s eyes, indirectly stating that the only possible hindrance to you not being seen on that day is the speaker’s eyes. You are promising to show up.
I hope you do
You can say this as a sarcastic way of showing how nearly impossible it is for you both to see each other at the event. This may be because the event is a large one that may feature many attendees.
You can further state that you will be at the event, just to make sure you are understood.
I have no reason to be there
Here is your excuse. Do not say this if the person is just inviting you to check him or her unless you don’t care about the disheartening effect of this response.
You can say this if it is an event that neither of you organized and you really don’t have any reason or purpose for showing up.
You better show up
You may want to remind your friend to show up if he or she is the type. There are people who invite others to public events but have reasons not to show up.
This response implies that you will be there and you won’t be happy if your friend isn’t.
I honestly don’t feel like coming
You can be honest with your response and state how you feel about the event. You should not say this if it is your friend’s party. You may want to come up with a plausible excuse instead.
However, you can say this if it is an unimportant public event.
It better not be for nothing
This response shows that you will be coming to the event. However, it implies that you don’t have many expectations about the event because you don’t know what it is really about or what you will be gaining from it.
I will be late though
Here is another promise to show up at the event of party. You are, however, stating that you will be late.