I had thought of saying that I am not interested in men. However, I dismissed the idea almost immediately, as he might see that as an opportunity to say something along the line of “You just need to give it a shot (with me).” After all, one of the most common lesbian clichés is on the matter of finding the right guy (and his penis). Moreover, I am also aware of the unflattering tendency of men not acknowledging women as their own person but as someone belongs to a(nother) man (“Bros before hoes”, anyone?). Thus, I decided to reach out to a guy friend and asked for his availability for a Skype call as my boyfriend for that evening. The attempt only made his intention more obvious, though, as he said that for the night I’d better “Forget your boyfriend.” Nevertheless, I was adamant in telling him that I would have to sleep later because I have work to do, and he begrudgingly went to sleep eventually.