Do you have a pretend boyfriend?

United States
July 5, 2007 6:28pm CST
A friend of mine used to wear an engagement ring so that guys wouldn't try to talk to her while she was at restaurants dining with friends. And, I always wondered if she was the only one to do something like that. When you're out at clubs or restaurants, do you pretend that you have a boyfriend, just to keep creepy guys from trying to ask you out on a date? Do you talk about your "boyfriend" to male coworkers so that they don't think you're available? Would you?
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@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
6 Jul 07
A friend of mine used to do the same thing. When we would go out at night to bars or other places she had a fake diamond ring she would wear. When guys would ask her to dance or buy her a drink she would flash the ring and say sorry. She really didn't have a boyfriend but she just didn't feel like dealing with the hassle of guys hitting on her all night.
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• United States
6 Jul 07
I did that once. But, not when I was at a club. I found that I got hassled everytime I went to the grocery or craft store, of all places. Can you imagine? I guess I figured if it worked for her, it would work for me. And, it did! I wasn't in the market at the time though. And who wants to pick up a guy at the craft store?
• Malaysia
10 Jul 07
I used to have a pretend boyfriend when I was in secondary school. At that time I was sixteen and almost everybody had their own boyfriends. I didn't and I felt like I was being left behind by others. So I started making stories about my pretend boyfriend and many of my friends believed it. When I remember about it, I will laugh because now it sounds so funny.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I actually know a lot of women who do the ring thing just to keep from getting hit on. When I was in college I did the 'talk about a boyfriend' thing around a coworker. Everyone had been telling me that he was working up his nerve to ask me out and I thought that would be easier for both of us. My pretend boyfriend was actually my current husband. We were just one of those unspoken couples at the time. We did a lot of things together before we started calling it dating. Yes, I would wear a ring now if I were single and just wanted a fun night out with the girls or something like that.
• United States
6 Jul 07
When I was in highschool, I had this guy that we called my stalker because he pretty much stalked me wherever I went. It was terrible really. So, a few friends and I started talking and we devised this plan. We made up a pretend boyfriend, completely down to his looks, his school, his sports, everything. My friends talked to this guy about the 'boyfriend' and convinced him to back off. It worked for awhile until he decided to start coming after me again, so I really had a hard time keeping up with the story.