My younger sister informed me of this during my latest research on youth sexual health resources online.
rejectionhotline.com provides a telephone number you can give to those who apparently “can’t take a hint” when you turn their proposition down.
The thought of this (US-based) company making profits now over the reality of pushiness that exists in our overtly sexual world is disgruntling. But I have to admit the message you hear when you call it is actually kind of funny.
Now, I’ve had my fair share of persistors, although I’m someone who really doesn’t care about being “mean” or being called a bitch if the answer isn’t what they want to hear. No means no, and I have frequently been annoyed by the “Oh but I’m saying no because I have a boyfriend” reasons. Actually if I were single, I’d say no to you too. Thanks.
But not all situations play out like that, and I can definitely see where safety and violence prevention must be considered, especially if you just aren’t a very vocal person.