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Newsflash guys: sometimes we lie to you.

Particularly if we are not at all interested in hooking up with you. It’s just what we do. Now, obviously not EVERY excuse a girl has to justify avoiding having sex is actually a lie, BUT when she tells you she can’t stay because she has to go home and feed her cat….well, come on now.

And ladies we all know we are guilty of using at least HALF of these…haha!

The Rehoming And Rehabilitation Of Unwanted Dogs And Cats During The Christmas Holiday

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So without further ado: “The Top 9 Strategically Planned Excuses Women Use To Avoid Hooking Up”

1. Not shaving our legs

This is undeniably one of the most popular and well-known tactics. Unless we’re planning on wearing a dress that requires shaving our legs, it simply isn’t in the cards.

Even if we’re loaded, come hell or high water, having hairy legs as bad Steve Carell’s chest hair in the “40-Year-Old Virgin” pretty much solidifies that no man will be copping a feel.

2. Wearing granny panties

Lingerie simply has a way of making us feel like Victoria’s Secret goddesses between the sheets (and for nearly selling a kidney just to afford the tiny and beautiful scraps of fabric, it better).

Wearing granny panties, however, does not have the same effect. It’s pretty much a sure bet clothes will not be coming off.

After all, if we just met, why would we give you a glimpse of those suckers?

The same goes for “period underwear,” which are worn solely during our one-week of hell per month.

Yeah, you’re not seeing those, either.

3. Faking our period

Who needs to wear period underwear when we can just fake the whole thing?

Sex while on our period may not be as sexy as it could be for you, or us. Thus, it’s the perfect excuse to end the night early.

4. Swearing our best friend is into a “no boys” pact

Women stick together. So naturally, swearing our friends into a “no boys” pact is a highly strategic cockblocking tactic.

These plans are usually mapped out over a few glasses of chardonnay, and the rules are simple: “Even if I’m wasted, do not, under any circumstance, let me go home with anyone tonight.”

Girl power!

5. The third-wheel curse

Some girlfriends do this without us even asking. We meet cute guys at the bar, and that one friend (we all have one) declares she’s bored and wants to go home right now.

This leaves you scrambling to make us stay, even if that means putting up with the third wheel all night. It’s that, or you’re trying to turn that third wheel into a threesome.

6. Fake boyfriend

Even if it’s just our roommate calling us, it’ll show you we’re clearly not available for a hookup.

It may look odd if you’re flirting with us all night (especially when we remember we have a boyfriend only once you want to go back to your place), but it always works.

7. Faking being too tired

After a long night of drinking, being invited back to a guy’s place usually isn’t code for cuddling in bed and watching “House of Cards.”

To avoid doing anything else between the sheets, we pretend to be tired.

If we’re falling asleep in the cab over, or asking questions about the crown jewel (aka your bed), you can be sure we’re just looking to pass the f*ck out.

8. Using cats

Who said diamonds are a girl’s best friend? In situations like these, it’s clearly our cats.

It’s unlikely you’ll argue with us why Fluffy suddenly needs to be fed or given her medicine after midnight on a Saturday.

Sarah, 24, says she swears by this trick:

“I would use my cats as a way to get out of anything. I’ll say things like, ‘I need to get home to feed my cat,’ or, ‘My cat is sick.’”

9. Being upfront 

I know, I know. It’s crazy, right?

It’s definitely the most sensible of ideas. Being upfront — especially if we like you and want those vodka-cranberries to keep coming — can be tough. But, being honest ensures there are no mixed signals.

If you act like a total jerk after hearing our intentions (aka immediately moving onto the next girl), we’ll just be glad we didn’t waste our time.


But let’s be honest, we would much rather use the “Gotta feed my cat” excuse haha!