The One Sentence That Will Stop Creeps At The Bar, and Why I Refuse To Use It.
We all know the story; a guy just will not leave you alone. He keeps buying your drinks, touching your elbow, asking personal questions, and getting just a little to close for comfort. You try and turn him down gently (no need to hurt his feelings), then you try to avoid him, and then, finally, you want to punch him in the face.
"I am not interested" should be the only thing that is necessary to say.
And yet, that works just as well as the whole No means No does....which is to say not at all.
"Baby why not?"
"Well what are you interested in then?"
"Come a little closer and I can make you interested."
All of these are phrases that have been muttered to me as I have tried to wrench my arm out of some strangers grasp.
And yet the phrase "I have a boyfriend" has become the golden ticket.
The second you say you have a boyfriend, most dudes back off, get defensive, or even get aggressive because "you totally lead them on" #delusional.
And while I know full well using my boyfriend as an excuse will usually get me off the hook, I. Will. Never. Ever. Utter. That. Sentence.
Because my boyfriend isn't the reason I am not grinding with you on the dance floor.
My boyfriend isn't the reason I'm not dragging you to the bathroom to fulfill your fantasy of bar bathroom sex.
And my boyfriend certainly isn't the reason I am not making plans to be in your bed later, giving you my number, or even laughing at your god awful jokes.
I am not giving you the time of day simply because I am 1000000% not interested in you. Maybe its your personality, your looks, or the way you can't seem to stop swaying unless you are taking another sip out of your beer, but either way I am not interested so you should back off right now.
Oh and side note, my boyfriend doesn't make my decisions for me, he doesn't own me, and his voice certainly should not trump mine. Him even existing should not matter what so ever.
So listen up boys, because only hearing the world No when another guy is in the picture is completely sexist, ignorant and just so douchey I can't even deal with it.
And girls, stop using your boyfriends as an excuse. If they don't leave you alone, even after you said a nice but firm no thank you, I am sure you can think of some more creative ways to get the creep away....