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People share the most effective ways to get a man to stop hitting on you

Women shouldn't need to invent an excuse to say no to man but yet they do because men can't take a no.

People share the most effective ways to get a man to stop hitting on you
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If only women had the choice to say no to men without the fear of being harassed, attacked, or even killed. Women are constantly having to survey their surroundings and assess the danger a man poses to them and it's not without reason. A survey for UN Women found that 86% of women aged 18-24 had been sexually harassed in public spaces, 11% chose not to answer the question while the other 3% did not recall ever having experienced sexually harassing behavior, reported The Guardian. Women develop their own ways to escape the unwanted attention of men without risking being attacked by them. One person asked Reddit, "What are some effective ways to get a man to stop hitting on you?"

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Here are some of the top replies we came across:

1.  Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior?

My sister carried a couple of issues of "Watchtower" in her purse and when the guys started hitting on her, got a very earnest look on her face, pulled them out, and started saying "Have you been saved? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior?" It worked better than mace. u/JustinChristoph


2. 'Baby Runs for President'

There's a user on TikTok who shares a method called "Baby Runs for President", where you basically ask them very blunt questions with the just shy of rude honesty that a toddler uses. You just keep asking stuff like "what do you do?" "what's that?" "oh really? What's that?" until the person gives up and leaves. u/BossVal

3. Let me check with my parole officer

I loved what the woman said in the film "Double Jeopardy," when a guy asked her out she said, “yeah sure, I’ll just have to check with my parole officer because I murdered my husband.” u/__v1510N

4. Face masks

Face Masks have given me a freedom I’ve never known. u/Riisiichan


5. Grandma burp

Once a man was trying hitting on me on a bus, I was feeling very bloated and gassy..and burped aloud right in his face, like a huge grandma burp..the look on his face was priceless, didn't bother me again. u/clementine-1017

6. What were the dinosaurs like?

In a bookstore, the clerk looked to be in her early 20s, and a customer guy, at least 50, wouldn't stop hitting on her in the grossest, cringe way. Finally, he mentioned having life experience and she asked, deadpan, "What was it like when the earth cooled?" I had to walk away, I could not stop laughing. When I came back the man was gone. It didn't hurt that the clerk looked a hell of a lot like Aubrey Plaza because that sounded like something she would say. u/eoecho

7. Genius

My favorite one is "are those YOUR shoes?!?" It seems so dumb but it's just genius u/soed_

8. Pyramid scheme

Ask him to buy into your MLM scheme u/virgilHall


9. Get your boyfriend to hit on him

A guy was straight up hitting on my girlfriend when I was right there and he wouldn't stop when she asked so I just started hitting on him. "Nice ass buddy!", "Can I get you're number and send you some lewd pics". He got super pussed and walked away. u/TheycallmeGoose

10. Conspiracy theory nut

Get really weird, really, really fast. Weird them out so much that they think you're a freak. Defo don't do it in a sexual way. A friend of mine once did this to a guy who sat at our table on a night out. She went right down in conspiracy theories, asking him why his shoes think he's orange, all sorts of really weird stuff, just to make him uncomfortable enough that he got up and left within a few minutes. It was impressive, actually. u/Reddit

11. Tampon card

I've seen girls use the "do you have a tampon?" with her friend as a guy approached before. Guy spun around faster than I thought possible. u/captcraigaroo

12. Be crazy

Tell the story of how your last boyfriend broke up with you, and how it was crazy of him to freak out just because you stored some of his semen in your fridge “just in case.” u/Reddit

13. Describe a bull castration

Speak in a foreign language like you don't understand them. Thanks, Dutch.
Describe the procedure for bull castration in vivid detail. Thanks, Animal Science degree. u/chaos_elemental

14. Imitate a chimpanzee

I have a friend who started imitating a chimpanzee to a persistent guy at a bar once. Worked like a charm. u/Billyshakes

15. Daddy?

Ask if he's ready to be a daddy to the unborn baby you carrying. u/lbeemer86

16. Pictures of your kids

“Sorry, I’m not interested, I’m a mother”, then showed (many!) pictures of my kids. u/quietdiablita


17. Diarrhea is killing me

Just say, "excuse me. I need to rush to the bathroom. This diarrhea is killing me." u/Turbogranny

18. I don't date humans

"No thanks, I don't date humans. I'm strictly into Sarconians, They are our reptilian overlords."
"I have to be back at prison before morning roll call."'
"Do you know where the bathroom is? I'm gonna barf...."
And my personal favorite:
"Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? Does Christ know you are here drinking and seeking fornication with sullied women? Can I pray with you?" u/Eponarose

19. NFT that unsolicited dick pic

If he sends you an unsolicited dick pic, mint it as an NFT listing him as the artist and send him the purchase link, the only way for him to erase it from the blockchain is to buy it. u/Reddit

20. There's no winning

"I have a boyfriend/married." -"He's not here."
"I'm a lesbian." -"Prove it, kiss this random girl in front me."
''I'm not interested." -"Playing hard to get?"
"I don't believe in premarital sex." -"A blow job is fine."
Literally, all lines I've tried, the only way I can say that somewhat works is to be a complete bitch, and even then some guys act like you're flirting. u/Reddit

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