So, you're walking through campus, waiting for your next class, chilling at the mall, wherever. You make eye contact with a male who's fast approaching. You immediately know what he's looking for. The illusive phone number. Maybe he's not your type, or maybe you're just not in a place in life where you can handle a relationship. So, you already know in your head that you're going to turn him down. But you also know that guys are actually pretty sensitive beings and you don't want to crush his ego or hurt his feelings by saying "Nope." Well girlfriend, here's a few things to say (and a few bonus of what NOT to say) in this situation where no one gets hurt and you don't have to give him your number. Read on. (These have been approved by my guy friends)
1. Tell him "I'm really sorry, but my mom says I'm not allowed to give boys my number" or "I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to date."
These work every time because in his mind he's like "hm yeah I don't want to get involved with something like this anyway" "She must be underage" and it also doesn't make him feel rejected because there's the possibility in his mind that you "would've if you could've"
2. "I don't give out my number to people but you can have my email and we can chat there."
Guys will immediately cringe and be like nah.
3. Put on a really annoying fake voice and yes, talk valley girl.
He will back off faster than a speeding bullet. The whole point is to make him think it was his idea not to pursue you, so you don't have to deal with him and he doesn't feel rejected. You've gotta do whatchu gotta do...
4. Use a guy friend to lean on.
If you see that interested fellow on his way, lean on/playfully touch/hold hands with your platonic guy friend. He will swing a U-turn and be on his way. WARNING (Make sure u ok it with your guy friend before hand or things could get weird)
5. Bathroom break!
You see him coming, it's time for you to GET OUT. Run stand in the ladies room for a few mins till he moves on his way. Unless he waits for you, in that case enlist the help of a friend to divert attention from the bathroom door so you can escape.
6. Phone call!!!
Your phone is buzzing, right? No? Doesn't matter. Pick it up and start having a one way conversation with your phone. If he waits, OH NO! The call is important. Time to go find some privacy...
Now here's what you shouldn't do...
1. Don't give him a fake number.
That's just mean. He will figure out you played him when he texts the number and some random dude responds. That hurts.