I always hated this argument. Especially with girls I wanted to date at the time.
"You deserve better than me." I actually got told this word for word.
What does this even mean? It is such a horrible statement because the person is trying to convince the other person that the person they love is garbage and need someone else. Okay, but that's like a manager saying "You are over-qualified" to make the excuse why you don't the get the job. If I am looking for a job to make money, no opportunity is "over-qualified." People saying this kind of stuff seem like they are trying to be nice, but it just an excuse to not give them the chance or the opportunity.
How would they know if I was too good for them or that I deserved better? Try that with anything else.
Car salesman: "Oh you can't buy this car. You deserve a better car." I may deserve a better car that doesn't mean I can afford a better car.
It's a lie. It is a downright lie to soften the blow of "I don't want to date you. I have no attraction towards you."
You know what I should have said: "Well, then I guess if you feel if you are such a garbage girl, then I guess the person you want to date deserve better than you as well. You are so garbage tier of a woman that you deserve to be alone and maybe even die alone."
Then they get mad at you for saying such a thing and you can be like "Well, you said I don't deserve you implying that you're not good enough for me and if I think of myself so low to date you and I feel I am garbage tier, then you are telling me you are lower than garbage tier. That you are not worth dating and that no one man should fall for you."
I hate when girls and even some guys do this. Just say you don't want to date them. Just say "I am not attracted to you, but I appreciate you see me as that special." Anything else would be better than this "You deserve better" garbage lie.
It is almost like they want you to hate them so you stop bugging them while they go after what they selfishly desire. If that is true, then they are right, you don't deserve a garbage person like to be in a relationship with.
Trust me, James, I had someone like that, but it wasn't her thinking I "deserved" her, it was because of the fact that she thought she knew me, but she knew jack about me, and made accusations. In Naruto, it can make some sense why Sakura would think she isn't "good enough" for Naruto because of how she "hurt" him, even if she didn't know how Naruto felt at the time of when he made his promise to her, and how she failed to think about HER own feelings about the situation. And the pro-ending fans tend to make that same argument by claiming Hinata "deserves" Naruto because "she loved him first", which is really stupid if you ask me. Hinata doesn't really LOVE Naruto, she only loves the idea of him to put herself up on a pedestal rather than learn from him and try to become better.