The boyfriend objection is when a girl says "I have a boyfriend." The boyfriend may or may not actually exist. According to The Shit Test Encyclopedia, the correct translation of this phrase is: "I have Schrödinger’s boyfriend, demonstrate to me you’re [very] high value and I'll fuck you [in the future] regardless."
This can be expanded to mean, "I have Schrödinger’s boyfriend, don't get offended that I said this and I'll fuck you [in the future] regardless."
Chris Chan calls the boyfriend objection the "infinitely high boyfriend factor".
Motives for using this objection[edit | edit source]
An unemotional "I have a BF" response can also be a way of telling you to fuck off.
It is possible that part of a female goal when invoking the boyfriend objection is to avoid responsibility for what she is about to do, since she can think to herself "I put up resistance by telling him I had a boyfriend, but he went ahead and seduced me anyway, so if I have sex with this person it is not my fault, I fought bravely."
It can also be a way of telling you that she needs you to be discreet (so that she doesn't get a reputation as a slut).