He Hit on Me

We hereby propose that speakers of English find a better way of expressing “showed some level of interest in me” than the current and regrettable “hit on me.”

Since having folks be interested in you is near-universal human desire, instead of disingenously refering to such instances as a form of assault — “hit on” — let us try “focused on.”

“I was in the airport lounge, and this guy, like old enough to be my dad, started focusing on me.”And eventually turned his attention elsewhere.

 No hitting involved.

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