What should you do the next time a girl tells you she has a boyfriend?
By Leandre Low
Here’s the scenario: You’re at the bar, and you think you just caught that cute blonde checking you out. You make your way over to her and introduce yourself and everything’s going well, until she drops the bomb — “I have a boyfriend.” It’s a classic line, and you might interpret it in many different ways, but which way is the right way?
First things first, it’s time to forget about this girl. She might have different reasons to tell you she’s not single, but none of them mean you’re getting lucky. This isn’t a test to see how hard she wants you to work to ask her out, it just means she’s not interested in a romantic encounter.
She’s either trying to subtly tell you to get on your way, or indicating that she’s just looking for a friend. If that’s OK with you, patience might pay off. If you stay polite and confident, she just might want to introduce you to one of her single friends. Otherwise, be nice, wish her a nice evening, and be on your way.