Chris HarrisonYou know, dating can really suck sometimes. And no one oughta know this better than Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, whose job comprises of watching people date and getting together and hooking up and falling in love on reality TV. I mean, between the mixed signals, missed calls, vague texts, inability to commit, finding out about exes, stalking the person on social media ... well, it's a tough dating world out there, yo. And that's why Chris Harrison (and new Bachelor Sean Lowe) have come out with a very clever, hilarious way to help you poor singletons out.

If you're out at a bar, and the drunk guy standing next to you simply won't leave you alone and refuses to go away until you give him your number, or you're just not that interested and giving a number will shut him up, then give him this one: 212-HEARTBR (212-432-7827). What he'll hear when he calls "you" is priceless.

You get a message from Chris Harrison himself, saying, "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."

Awwww ... man.

But thank goodness, because Sean Lowe is there to help you through this coldhearted rejection. If your broken heart will let you, if you press “1″, you'll get a pity party, hosted by Lowe. "Man, this sucks," he'll tell you, going on about his own heartbreak. Pressing "2" will get you a nice poem, and "3" will inspire you with a pep talk.

All right, say what you will about this being an asshole move, but I say as long as you give it to someone who's being an asshole to you, it's pretty freakin' hilarious. Considering the show's rather dismal track record in setting up long-lasting couples, it's kind of refreshing to see those involved take it a little less seriously.

Especially Chris Harrison. The guy really can do no wrong.

So, next time you're out and about navigating the scary world of singledom, bring this number along with you to use as a last resort. Hey, you never know! Could come in handy. Though I hope eventually they come out with a text version since, really, who calls each other nowadays?

Would you ever give this number out to a guy/girl who was bothering you?

 

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