You meet someone at a bar, exchange glances and hesitant smiles, and eventually start talking. After about three minutes of unnecessary conversation, you realize that you've been taken in by a pretty face and have zero interest in said person, and at approximately the same moment he or she asks for your number. What do you do?
A) Suddenly spy your friend across the bar and pretend that she's been urgently waving to you as you awkwardly run away.
B) Say that you've recently lost your cell phone.
C) Politely decline the offer of exchanging digits.
D) Have Chris Harrison and Sean Lowe of "The Bachelor" deliver the rejection news for you.
Yes, there is now a rejection hotline, dubbed The Bachelor Heartbreak Line, featuring the voice of "and the final rose goes to..."-Harrison himself. When you -- or your unsuspecting date -- call 212-HEARTBR (212-432-7827), Harrison's voice is on the other end. “Whoever gave you this number is trying to send you a message, and it’s not a good one. They don’t like you. No rose for you," he says. (Ouch.)
The caller then has the option of letting new "Bachelor" Sean Lowe cheer him or her up in three different ways: he can "commiserate about your wasted crushed heart," read an "uplifting poem" or deliver a "straight-up pep talk." (You should probably call and listen to all three.)
Though the rejection hotline is clearly a marketing ploy for the new season of "The Bachelor" which starts January 7th, and as Glamour's Gina Kaufman points out, no one really calls to set up a first date anymore, we think it's worth calling 212-HEARTBR just for the LOL-factor of hearing Southern gentleman/bro Sean Lowe recite "Roses are red/violets are blue/Dating sucks/Especially when you get a fake number and end up feeling like a fool."
Hey, no one ever said that "Bachelor" contestants were eloquent.