How To Lose A Guy in 10 Seconds

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 in Me | 12 comments

Challenge: get rid of the guy you’re having a drink with.  As in, you want him to stand up within the next 2 minutes, walk away and never speak to you again.  What do you say?

I was presented this challenge last week by some uni friends.   I’m practically an expert in this subject.

Me: “I think you should go get a drink.”

Him: “You want me to go get you a drink?”

Me: “No, I want you to go get yourself a drink.  At the bar.  Over there.”

My very best attempt though at losing a guy in 10 seconds was a stomach-churning, memory-paralysing, god-awful 3 paragraph text message along the lines of “And here I was thinking… very worst I’ve ever been treated… usually you *insert derogatory term* regret… let’s save my time and your ego and pretend we never met… etc.”

Nothing like getting rejected, hungover at 8am in the morning to really bring out the best in you.  I cried all afternoon and sent an apology message to which he responded quite graciously. Haven’t heard from him since.   That’s probably cos he left to compete in the Olympics and it’s SUPER expensive to text from overseas. Yep.

The prize has to go to my buddy Myles though for the best way for a guy to forfeit a date with a girl.

Guy on arrival: “Oh, I didn’t realise we weren’t dressing up…”

-Your best ‘how to lose a guy (or girl) in 10 seconds’ stories please!??!-

Bit of light reading over your coffee?

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  • Menno Roos, technically no comment is a comment 😉 Hi btw – will I get to visit you!? I’m on a Eurail pass til September!

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  • After my first wife I vowed to never tolerate a flirt. The first time I went out on a date after divorce, my date started the flirt with another guy thing. In 3 seconds I was out the door of the club and gone. Hope she got a ride home.

    • MsClair

      Good on you! I guess flirting with a guy gets rid of the old one AND increases the chances of a ride home with the new one…

  • Florida Atheist:
    After my first wife I vowed to never tolerate a flirt. The first time I went out on a date after divorce, my date started the flirt with another guy thing. In 3 seconds I was out the door of the club and gone. Hope she got a ride home.

  • Florida Atheist:
    After my first wife I vowed to never tolerate a flirt. The first time I went out on a date after divorce, my date started the flirt with another guy thing. In 3 seconds I was out the door of the club and gone. Hope she got a ride home.

  • MsClair:
    Good on you! I guess flirting with a guy gets rid of the old one AND increases the chances of a ride home with the new one…

  • MsClair:
    Good on you! I guess flirting with a guy gets rid of the old one AND increases the chances of a ride home with the new one…