So say you invited a girl out to an event with you. She thinks of you as a friend but you're strongly interested in her. Anyways, you guys end up going to a business event and she gets hit on by a guy you're trying to built social connections with. This guy thinks you guys are together but continues to hit on the girl in front of you and your peers. He's been drinking so he's rather bold about it. How would you feel? And how would you respond to the situation?
Do you think ignoring it to built a network is acceptable when he disrespected you by hitting on the girl he thinKS is yours?
Girls, how would you feel if the guy you're with ignores it and allows the other guy to make you feel uncomfortable within the social setting?
Most Helpful Guy
If he is drunk and doing this he's intentionally showing his power over you. It's a power play, and you have four ways to handle it,
1 ignore it, this confirms your weak position and you have probably lost any chance of actually doing business with him anyway.
2 get mad, get in his face, and, well, that kills the chance as well
3 turn it into a joke, laugh about it, and make him feel how ridiculous he's being and get the upper hand in the situation that way
4 just point out the game as it's being played, "what you think that by hitting on _____ you get the upper hand here? Guess what we're not dating, and I wish you luck."
Either of the second two will end the game, and you walk away as the "winner"0
Most Helpful Girl
If they are interested in the girl, they would probably feel terrible. As to how they would react, it depends on each guy's personality.0