There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to fend off a stage-five clinger, but fortunately there’s a new hotline that will help you reject dodgy dudes for you.
Next time someone is harassing you for your digits, give them (646) 926-6614 (it’s a US number so try adding the international dialling code +1). They will reach a voice message that will say:
“Oh hello there. If you’re hearing this message, you’ve made a woman feel unsafe and/or disrespected. Please learn to take no for an answer and respect women’s emotional and physical autonomy. K THANKS.”
If they text the number, they will get sent the same message an hour later, giving you a bit of time to skedaddle.
Although this hotline is flipping hilarious, it’s incredibly frustrating that it needs to exist. Hopefully it might remind a few men that no means no.