Try to imagine this scenario: You are out with your friends at a club, and a man comes over and begins talking to you. He is kind to you and he showers you with compliments. But, it very soon becomes evident that you aren’t that interested in him.
So, the question is: How can you reject him without hurting his feelings, i.e. being an a**hole?
Well, the excuse of “I have a boyfriend” might sound too old and clichéd to you, but it’s in fact an excuse that can stop any guy from hitting on you. Why?
Since they respect another man more than they respect your lack of interest.
So, if you’re asking me, when I’m with my friends at a club or a bar and I’m trying to have fun, the last thing that I want to do is to neglect my friends trying to explain to some guy out there why I’m not interested in him. Here’s how that situation might play out if, let’s say, you decide to tell him that you’re simply not interested rather than tell him that you have a boyfriend right away when he starts hitting on you. (And trust me, it sounds tiring).
“Sorry, I am not interested.”
“Oh, do you have a boyfriend?”
“I just said that I am not interested.”
“Are you only into girls?”
“I AM NOT INTERESTED!”
“You seem weird.”
“No, man! I’m simply not interested.”
Well, such conversation could last forever, couldn’t it?
You see, I have used the “I am not interested” excuse a couple of times before just to have to listen to grandiose stories as to why I should actually be interested.
On the other hand, if you say that you have a boyfriend, even if you don’t, men will flee very fast. Maybe some will say, “Well, I don’t see him here.” But, that conversation can be quickly ended with “I never cheat on my partner.”