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The Thirst is Real! When Men Won’t Take No for an Answer

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The Thirst is Real! When Men Won’t Take No for an Answer

In dude-world, he perceived my smile as a romantic gesture.

We’ve all been there: had a thirsty guy take our kindness for like and turn an innocent situation into a mega awkward “relationship.” You’re minding your own business and he walks up to you with a present and asks to be your man. Or you’re trying to fit in at work and engage in water cooler talk when he asks you out on a date.

Unfortunately, when rejected some guys won’t take no for an answer. And women are here to tell their stories.

Raquelle and the Dried Clover

Raquelle was placed in a co-ed dorm building her first year of college where she found herself mingling with native Californians and international students. One international student in particular, Max, hung out with Raquelle and her new group of friends, but they never interacted one-on-one.

Until he asked Raquelle to be his girlfriend out of the blue.

She was surprised and declined immediately. This did nothing to quench his thirst.

A few days later on a rainy day, Max presented Raquelle with a charm with a dried four-leaf clover attached to it. A text message followed that evening: “I spend all day looking for that four-leaf clover for you!”

The thirst was strong and real, and Raquelle was having none of it. She finally managed to push him away by saying, “I’m not too keen on marriage, actually.” Max, a very traditional guy, was devastated.

“Oh, are you a lesbian?” Because that always seems to be the go-to for rejected guys.

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Ashley and the Thirsty Co-Worker

Ashley worked with a much older staff. However, one male co-worker was 20-something just like her. Eager to bond with someone her own age, Ashley put her best foot forward. “With the Señor, I was kind and friendly but not overly anything else,” she explained. However, in dude-world, smiling must be perceived as a romantic gesture, as one day he asked Ashley was single. She never replied. The silent treatment she bestowed upon him, however, sent the message: back up off of Ashley in the work place, bro.

Lara and the Backpacker

Lara got an on-campus job at her college’s admissions office helping fellow students apply to the school. Joe, a prospective student, mistook her job’s duties for flirting. Pulling out his phone, he asked Lara, “What do people do in this small rural town?” Oblivious to his intent, Lara highlighted her passion for backpacking and her upcoming trip into the woods. “I’m really excited, I planned the hikes and destinations myself!” she shared.

“I’d love to come,” he said, “let me get your number.”

Lara felt uneasy but gave it to him anyway. Later in the day, he text her, “Ready for the weekend!”

“It got awkward real fast,” Lara added. So she chose not to reply, and took off on her trip – without the thirsty Backpacker taking up space. Her mode of brushing this thirsty guy off? “I just avoided him forever.”

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Sometimes that works, sometimes these guys just don’t get the hint! Or they don’t take no for an answer. And they are everywhere. They’ll come for you at the mall, gym, or even in a parking garage. So run far, far, far away, ladies, before they choose you to quench their thirst.

Ashley is a California-based writer with a love for pop culture and all things nature. When she isn't soaking up the California sun, she's writing and working on her newest creative endeavor. A self-proclaimed introvert, she writes about loving yourself as a woman, finding the right person to love all aspects you, and how to cherish all the love that is received from friends and family.

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