Turns out, having a complete stranger scream "Hey sweetie, where's that gorgeous smile?" when you're trying to walk your dog in a damn blizzard at 7 a.m. is not a recent phenomenon. The first Anti-Flirt Club was founded in Washington, DC, in 1923 because, as the Washington Post reported that year, "too many motorists are taking advantage of the precedent established during the war by offering to take young lady pedestrians in their cars." The group even organized an anti-flirt week, during which club members refused to flirt with any men. (Rules included “Don’t use your eyes for ogling,” “Don’t smile at flirtatious strangers,” and “Don’t accept rides from flirting motorists.") For a while, it was so popular and influential that chapters popped up in New York City, Chicago, and other cities, and a senator even recommended making flirting a misdemeanor. Sadly, the clubs fell off the map by the 1930s, but unwanted, invasive "flirting" did not.