How to Lose a Guy in 3 Easy Steps

    People say a lot of dumb shit. One of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard is that “everyone deserves respect.” Disagree. I’m not religious, but I like that thing that that one dude said:

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

    As far as morality goes, that’s all I need. It really is that simple. I don’t care if you do drugs, sell your body for money, or are mentally unstable. If you treat me with respect, I’ll treat you with respect. Of course, the default should be to treat others with respect until they disrespect you. Once they disrespect you, they can fuck off.

    So, how do you lose a guy – me specifically – in 3 easy steps? Short answer: Disrespect me. But how do you do that? Here at The Art of Swiping, we like to break things down for you. Here’s a step by step guide for How to Lose a Guy in 3 Easy Steps:


    You can’t lose a guy you never had. If you really wanna lose a guy, first you gotta make him invest in you. A great way to do that is to make solid plans with him. Agree on a day, time, and place. Now you’ve got a great shot at making him excited to meet you.


    This step is optional because just making plans with a guy is usually enough to make him invest in you. However, if you really want to go above and beyond to ensure that you get the guy to invest so that you can lose him even harder, some flirting and empty promises will do the trick.

    Give him something to look forward to! That way, when you take it away, it’ll really piss him off.


OK, this step seems simple, but it’s easy to mess up. All you gotta do is break the plans you made, right? Wrong! You also gotta avoid some common pitfalls that may lead to you not losing the guy. If you really wanna lose the guy, make sure you avoid these mistakes:

MISTAKE #1: Proactively letting the guy know you’re flaking at a reasonable time.

Refer to the example I’ve provided. Note how the guy messages the girl the day of their plans and that’s when the girl takes the opportunity to flake. This is the right move. If you really wanna lose the guy, make him message you first before you do him the favor of letting him know you’re not meeting him.

MISTAKE #2: Showing any sort of remorse or regret for flaking.

Many of us were taught good manners as kids. They’re helpful in many situations, but if you wanna lose a guy, forget the manners. This means that even though you’re wasting his time and disrespecting him by flaking, DO NOT APOLOGIZE.

MISTAKE #3: Providing a reasonable or thoughtful excuse.

Lots of girls fail to lose the guy because they make this mistake. Wrongly, they think, “I should tell him why I can’t meet him.” Don’t be like those girls! Be as vague as possible to make it clear that you don’t give a fuck what he thinks. “Something came up” is excellent. It shows the guy that your plans with him really meant nothing to you at all.

MISTAKE #4: Offering an alternative plan.

Personally, when I have to cancel my plans with a friend or a family member or anyone I don’t wanna lose, I say something like:

“I’m sorry, but I can’t make it today. How about Monday instead?”

If you wanna lose a guy, though, don’t do this! The problem with offering an alternative plan is that it conveys interest and enthusiasm in meeting. The key to losing a guy is conveying absolutely no interest and enthusiasm – especially after doing so previously in your interaction!

Congrats! You Lost Him!

    Good riddance! Fuck that guy for trying to meet you after talking for weeks, sharing jokes and interests, and generally building some sort of a connection. What an idiot.


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