A fuck-off signal is a sign of rejection, an automatic indicator of disinterest, usually expressed through body language or non-verbal behavior. Fuck-off signals are especially insidious as they constitute a rejection of the person offering, before even allowing that person a full chance to approach. A love-shy or incel who is the repeated subject of fuck-off signals will usually suffer nearly interminably long bouts of depression until their datelessness is resolved.
While the intensity of a fuck-off signal can only truly be understood by those who experience it, the concept is not difficult to explain. Some examples are illustrated:
- The fuck-offed looks in a fuck-offer's direction, and the fuck-offer gives a "fuck off" look
- The fuck-offed starts talking to a fuck-offer, and the fuck-offer is disinterested, giving one-word replies
- The fuck-offed goes near a fuck-offer, and the fuck-offer turns away from the fuck-offed, as if repulsed
- The fuck-offed starts talking to the fuck-offer, and instead of responding, the fuck-offer starts talking to other fucks
What to do
When one receives a fuck off signal, it is best to move on. If one wants to be certain that they did not misread the signal, they may continue pursuing. If the signs of disinterest continue, however, it is best to discontinue pursuit and move to greener pastures.
What not to do
One should not misinterpret neutral signals as disinterest- neutral in the sense that there do not appear to be signs of active disinterest. If, however, definite signs of disinterest are present, one should not continue pursuit; this could result in social condemnation or, in rare cases, sexual harassment charges. A love interest who is genuinely open will not sabotage his or her interests by being overly resistant. If there is excessive resistance, it means the person is not interested.