The Sociological Cinema
There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)
“I’m not interested” just leads to more nagging and whining from them! It’s as if they think you couldn’t possibly be rejecting them for real. Not sorry, but no means no. UGH!
It’s even worse when a guy won’t leave me alone even AFTER I’ve said I’m ENGAGED!!!