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13th Aug '17 4:15:26 PM CaptEquinox
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* Plenty women on feministic pages love to point out that this is TruthInTelevision as their own opinions often doesn't matter in refusing advances, only being "owned" by another man does, wether he is there or not.

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* Plenty Many women on feministic pages love to point out that this is TruthInTelevision as guys making unwanted advances discount their own opinions often doesn't matter in refusing advances, said advances; only being "taken", or "owned" by another man does, wether whether he is there or not.not.
* Creator/PattiSmith did this once as a girl in New York, to ward off said unwanted advance. She saw a man she knew slightly and ran to him saying "Pretend you're my boyfriend!" He did. He was Creator/RobertMapplethorpe. They moved in together, did art together, and remained devoted friends for the rest of their lives.
23rd Jul '17 2:25:17 PM Flynt_Coal
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* In the prequel to book 1 of ''Fanfic/SevenDaysInSunnyJune'', a bunch of guys try to pick up Fluttershy, with or without her consent. Sunset Shimmer appears and poses as her hyper-aggressive girlfriend. It works, though it takes Sunset pulling out an (illusionary) gun to get them to back off.
28th Jun '17 9:31:04 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': it's how they met. They managed to avoid the ''military'' this way: they were looking for an American traveling alone.

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'': it's how they met. They managed to avoid the ''military'' this way: they were looking for an American traveling alone.
4th May '17 4:23:34 AM FoxBluereaver
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* The ''Manga/LovePlus: Rinko Days'' manga adaptation has the protagonist invoking this to save Rinko from an angry gamer who got beaten by her in a fighting game at the local arcade. The game itself has it inverted, with Rinko being the one who pretends the player is her boyfriend.
29th Jan '17 5:46:20 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/{{Rules}}'': A gender-inverted example with Light and Charlie, in order to get rid of Misa. It seems to have worked ''at first'' -- Charlie tells her, over the phone, to stay the hell away from "her man", which relieves Light of the constant emails, calls, and voicemails. However, it was just the calm before the storm, as Misa goes as far as ''showing up on campus'' to win him back. Even a FakeOutMakeOut doesn't completely deter her -- she is convinced that she can't save Light from the "American whore," and will instead ''wait for Light'', who she believes will come crawling back to her once Charlie breaks his heart. Obviously, that will never happen, as Light and Charlie aren't actually dating [[spoiler:yet]].
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11th Nov '16 9:56:32 PM Discar
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* GenderFlipped in ''Film/LegallyBlonde'', where [[HelloAttorney Elle]] pretends [[{{Geek}} a boy at her college]] broke her heart, in order to [[AManIsNotAVirgin make him seem cooler]] and get the GirlPosse to stop haranguing him.

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* GenderFlipped in ''Film/LegallyBlonde'', where [[HelloAttorney Elle]] pretends [[{{Geek}} a boy at her college]] broke her heart, in order to [[AManIsNotAVirgin make him seem cooler]] cooler and get the GirlPosse to stop haranguing him.
12th Oct '16 2:26:30 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Film/WhosThatGirl'', Nikki Finn had to pose as Louden Trott's fiancee Wendy Worthington during an interview to obtain an apartment while the real Wendy was captured by Raoul and Benny.
13th Aug '16 12:45:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenderFlipped in ''{{Literature/Everworld}}''--the group encounters the Amazons, who seem prepared to take any unclaimed man for themselves. [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] claims that [[HeroicWannabe David]] is hers, which is [[MoreThanMindControl kind of true]], while [[TheSmartGuy Jalil]] is claimed by [[TheChick April]], to his surprise. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Christopher]] is claimed by no one and willingly taken away by the Amazon queen. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He claims they just cuddled]].

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* GenderFlipped in ''{{Literature/Everworld}}''--the group encounters the Amazons, who seem prepared to take any unclaimed man for themselves. [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] claims that [[HeroicWannabe David]] is hers, which is [[MoreThanMindControl kind of true]], while [[TheSmartGuy Jalil]] is claimed by [[TheChick April]], to his surprise. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Christopher]] is claimed by no one and willingly taken away by the Amazon queen. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He claims they just cuddled]].cuddled.
13th Aug '16 12:44:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* AnitaBlake takes hitman Bernardo with her to a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot werewolf biker-gang]] bar, because she believes they are unlikely to listen seriously to a woman who shows up at their hangout alone.

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* AnitaBlake Literature/AnitaBlake takes hitman Bernardo with her to a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot werewolf biker-gang]] bar, because she believes they are unlikely to listen seriously to a woman who shows up at their hangout alone.
16th Jun '16 9:56:06 AM Yayalicious
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In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga's Boyfriend" Helga enlists Stinky to be her boyfriend in order to make Arnold jealous.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga's Boyfriend" Helga enlists Stinky to be her boyfriend in order to make Arnold jealous.
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