We worked out a scheme on this once. We call the scenario pre-approval. Similar to when credit card companies obnoxiously solicit you once you have established a good or poor credit rating, but avoid you like the plague when you have none. It seems once you are seen to be attached, it indicates that someone has found you desirable and worth committing to, things that people are interested in acquiring for themselves. Thus, it shows you have passed inspection. The trick then, is to have a pretend girlfriend who will portray the appearance of attachment, allowing you to claim approved dating material status.