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Women Share 12 Tricks They Use For Creepy Men That Ask For Number And Don’t Understand ‘No’
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Women Share 12 Tricks They Use For Creepy Men That Ask For Number And Don’t Understand ‘No’

Some people don’t know the meaning of the word “no.” And that makes them incredibly hard to deal with. Luckily, tumblr user daree-to-dream — who has had her share of creepy encounters — decided to share some of the tricks she uses when annoying creeps ask for their phone number. When you think about it, it’s sad that things like this are necessary in the first place, but you never know when you might need them. Better safe than sorry, right?

Image credits: daree-to-dream

Image credits: daree-to-dream

Keep in mind that it’s perfectly normal if you do not wish to give out your number. Even if you simply don’t feel like doing it. That doesn’t make you stuck up or rude, after all, you’re an autonomous human being and that includes deciding who gets to be in contact with you.

The post quickly went viral, generating nearly 85,000 notes on tumblr

Image credits: daree-to-dream

In a paper published in New Ideas in Psychology, two researchers from Knox College tried to outline a more comprehensible definition of creepiness. After doing an empirical study, they concluded that a person’s “creepiness detector” pings when they encounter something unpredictable or outside the norm. For example, someone with idiosyncratic behavioral patterns, unusual physical characteristics, or a tendency to over or under-emote. To put it simply, we get a weird vibe when someone looks or behaves in a way that appears unstable or violates social norms. Usually, because we believe they may pose danger to us.

The researchers got their data from an international online survey of 1,341 people with an average age of just under 30. Participants rated the likelihood of a creepy person enacting 44 different behaviors and one of the top-ranked behaviors was habitually steering the conversations toward sex.

Eventually, people started sharing other ways to get our of the difficult situation

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Zenozenobee
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3 years ago

I was once really close to interfer after a man asked a teen her number at the bus station. He didn"t understand the "no" and was insisting until he said "but why won't you give me your phone number? I asked nicely!" But she answered "Oh your shirt is beautiful! can I blow my nose on it?" When he said "no" with an horrified face she added "but I asked nicely!" He left without a word and I'm still laughing when I think of her nice comeback.

Daria B
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3 years ago

Best.Answer.Ever! *slow clap*

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fruit_panda
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3 years ago

Instead of giving women tips on how to avoid creeps who won't take "No" for an answer, we should focus on teaching men not to behave like this, and creating better police responses to these situations (i.e. no more asking a woman how she was dressed, actually testing rape kits, etc.)

Catlady6000
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3 years ago

Until the world becomes perfect, everyone still needs to know how to,protect themselves. Even with education and training, their will be predators and people who just Do. Not. Care

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Deena Bowers
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3 years ago

Tell the guy you had 5 kids in 5 years and all are under the age of 6. All guys run from that. Enjoy your evening

Mewton’s Third Paw
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3 years ago

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Not if they just want to fuck.

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

I was once really close to interfer after a man asked a teen her number at the bus station. He didn"t understand the "no" and was insisting until he said "but why won't you give me your phone number? I asked nicely!" But she answered "Oh your shirt is beautiful! can I blow my nose on it?" When he said "no" with an horrified face she added "but I asked nicely!" He left without a word and I'm still laughing when I think of her nice comeback.

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Best.Answer.Ever! *slow clap*

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fruit_panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Instead of giving women tips on how to avoid creeps who won't take "No" for an answer, we should focus on teaching men not to behave like this, and creating better police responses to these situations (i.e. no more asking a woman how she was dressed, actually testing rape kits, etc.)

Catlady6000
Community Member
3 years ago

Until the world becomes perfect, everyone still needs to know how to,protect themselves. Even with education and training, their will be predators and people who just Do. Not. Care

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Deena Bowers
Community Member
3 years ago

Tell the guy you had 5 kids in 5 years and all are under the age of 6. All guys run from that. Enjoy your evening

Mewton’s Third Paw
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3 years ago

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Not if they just want to fuck.

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