How to Get Rid of Creepy Guys

Avoiding dark spaces will help keep you out of danger.Avoiding dark spaces will help keep you out of danger.

If someone is bothering you and becoming a nuisance, getting him out of your life is the way to go. If the guy who's annoying you falls into the "creepy" category, it's all the more reason to get rid of him quickly and for good. Keep in mind that you don't want to encourage him in any way or give him an excuse to contact you. Make it perfectly clear that you want nothing to do with him.

Step 1

Tell the creepy guy to his face that you don't want to see him again. Be polite and respectful, but firm. Telling him to his face will avoid mixed messages. Do not try to ease the blow by telling him that you will think about it, or that maybe you can get together at a later date.

Step 2

Walk away. Once you let a creepy guy know that you don't want him in your life, politely excuse yourself and leave. Don't give him an opportunity to follow you. It's a good idea to have friends nearby so you can leave with them. If your friends aren't around, stay in a public place rather than going off by yourself. You might want to call a cab to pick you up.

Step 3

Don't keep it a secret if a creepy guy continues to bother you after you tell him to leave you alone. Your friends, family and colleagues can offer advice on the problem and ensure that you are not alone, giving this guy an opportunity to approach you. If the guy who creeps you out is someone at work, speak to your boss or human resources, as they can help you deal with the problem.

Step 4

Do not respond to any of his messages, whether they're phone messages, texts or emails. If a creepy guy is becoming a stalker, responding to him will only empower him. He may delight in knowing that he's getting to you. If you just ignore him, he may lose interest after a while.

Step 5

Speak to the police if the creepy guy continues to pursue or annoy you. The police will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your specific case. Avoid being alone at night, and keep your family and friends updated on your location at all times. If you live alone, you might even want to ask a friend to stay with you until the situation passes.

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About the Author

Emile Heskey has been a professional writer since 2008, when he began writing for "The Journal" student newspaper. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in modern history and politics from Oxford University, as well as a Master of Science in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies from Edinburgh University.

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