How to Respond to ‘Prove It’: 30+ Flirty, Witty And Savage Responses

When someone challenges you saying “prove it”, it can catch you off guard. Should you take up the challenge? Or should you brush it off with a witty comeback?* In this article, I share the best flirty, witty, and savage responses based on my own experiences.

It all started when I was chatting with this guy I liked. Out of the blue he said, “I bet you can’t solve this math problem.” Never one to back down, I told him to hit me with his best shot. He gave me a complex calculus problem that I had no hope of figuring out. When I admitted defeat, he had the gall to say, “prove it.” In that moment, I wished I had the perfect sassy response.

Since then, I’ve made it my mission to prepare the best responses to “prove it” for any situation. Whether you want to be flirty, make them laugh, or shut them down, this list has you covered. Keep reading for 30+ examples.

30 Best Responses to “Prove It”

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I included a mix of playful, witty, and assertive responses here. Now you’ll be ready the next time someone challenges you. Try out some of these sassy comebacks and let me know which ones land best!

Savage Responses


Tired of someone constantly demanding you to “prove it” in an annoying or condescending way? Bring out the big guns with these no-nonsense, savage responses. But use them judicially – they are guaranteed to shut down the conversation.

  • I don’t have time for this nonsense. Bye.
  • You must have me confused with someone who actually cares what you think.
  • I couldn’t care less if you believe me or not.
  • Let’s just agree to disagree before this gets ugly.
  • Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.
  • I’m not going to justify myself to someone like you.
  • Sorry, I’m allergic to stupid requests.
  • You bore me. Next!
  • Prove you have the intelligence to understand first.
  • Ask me again and you’ll regret it.
  • I have neither the time nor the crayons to explain this to you.
  • Bless your heart for thinking I owe you anything.
  • Bite me.
  • I’d slap you but I don’t want to make your face look any better.
  • I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.
  • You must be so blissful in your ignorance.
  • Stop embarrassing yourself and move on.

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Funny Responses

If you want to keep the mood light instead of starting WWIII, try one of these funny responses guaranteed to get a laugh.

  • I left my diploma from the University of Proving Things in my other pants.
  • You caught me! I’m actually an undercover CIA agent.
  • Well I could explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.
  • Did Dora the Explorer teach you nothing? Just trust me!
  • According to my calculations…carry the one…you’re an idiot.
  • Wait let me grab my Nobel prize as proof. One sec!
  • Let me google it and get back to you, professor.
  • Sure, as soon as you show me your badge, officer.
  • New phone, who dis?
  • Prove you’re not a robot first.
  • Abstract concepts are so hard to prove, you know?
  • Hold on while I translate this into caveman for you.
  • Here’s an artist’s rendition. Will that suffice? 🎨

Witty Responses

If you pride yourself on your wit, try out one of these clever responses. They subtly mock the request while making you look charming and quick on your feet.

  • Well this took an odd turn. Please, go on.
  • Fascinating counterargument. Got any more gems like that?
  • I can explain it to you again, but I can’t make you understand.
  • Google is free, you know. No need to pester me.
  • Careful, your ignorance is showing.
  • How about we change the subject to something more interesting?
  • I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
  • Sorry I don’t speak Moronish, try again in English.
  • That’s an excellent point. False, but excellent.
  • I’d love to hear more of your thoughts, but I have a low tolerance for nonsense.
  • Bless your heart.
  • Stay in your lane before you hurt yourself, honey.
  • You’re adorable. Run along now.

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So whether you opt for savage, funny, or witty, I hope these examples armed you with some quick comebacks for the next time someone challenges you to “prove it.” Feel free to mix and match depending on the situation and let me know if you have any other good ones!

Now let’s go over my top 10 all-time favorite responses…

10 Best “Prove It” Responses

After extensive research on the best “prove it” comebacks, I am proud to present the top 10 responses voted on by our editors. Bookmark this section for foolproof ways to handle any “prove it” challenge that comes your way!

1. Oh honey, I don’t need to prove anything to you.

This classic response oozes confidence. It playfully puts the challenger in their place without being overly aggressive.

When to use:

  • When someone you don’t know well questions you
  • Early in a romantic relationship
  • When you want to gently put someone in their place

When NOT to use:

  • With your boss or superior at work
  • In a formal setting/serious conversation

2. You couldn’t handle the proof.

This cheeky response hints that the proof is somehow scandalous or NSFW. It’s perfect for flirty banter without giving too much away.

When to use:

  • Flirting with romantic prospects
  • Chatting with friends
  • Being playful with someone you’re comfortable with

When NOT to use:

  • With strangers
  • In professional settings

3. Believe what you want. I know the truth.

This response makes it clear you don’t really care whether they believe you or not. You know you’re right and that’s what matters.

When to use:

  • When you genuinely don’t care what the person thinks
  • Arguing with a friend
  • Debating unimportant topics

When NOT to use:

  • In serious relationships/discussions
  • With authority figures
  • Discussing important issues

4. I’ll prove it once you buy me a drink.

What better comeback than one that might get you a free drink! This flirty response hints that proof will come…with the right motivation.

When to use:

  • Flirting at a bar or party
  • Messaging matches on a dating app
  • Being playful with romantic prospects

When NOT to use:

  • At work events
  • With people you aren’t interested in romantically

5. Maybe if you ask nicely…

This response playfully suggests you have the upper hand and have something they want. It maintains mystery without shutting the conversation down.

When to use:

  • Early in romantic relationships/flirting
  • Gossiping with friends
  • When you genuinely do have proof to share

When NOT to use:

  • Professional settings
  • With strangers
  • Heated arguments

6. In your dreams!

This snarky response implies whatever they’re asking you to prove only happened in their imagination, not reality. It’s a witty way to deny outrageous claims.

When to use:

  • When someone accuses you of something extreme/impossible
  • Joking around with friends
  • Exaggerated stories or obvious lies

When NOT to use:

  • Serious relationships or conversations
  • Discussions about important issues

7. Scout’s honor!

By invoking the Scout’s code of honor, this response assures them you’re telling the truth (even if you weren’t actually a Girl Scout!).

When to use:

  • Reinforcing unbelievable stories
  • Light teasing among friends
  • Joking conversations

When NOT to use:
Serious discussions
Heated arguments
Legal agreements

8. Tempting offer, but I’ll pass.

This response implies whatever they’re challenging you to prove is simply not worth your effort or energy.

When to use:

  • When you genuinely can’t/don’t want to prove your claim
  • Someone you don’t know well questions you unfairly
  • To politely shut down nosy people

When NOT to use:

  • Professional settings
  • Serious relationships
  • Legal agreements

9. You caught me. I lied.

If you’re willing to cave and admit defeat (or you actually did lie…) this response playfully owns up to it. It takes the confrontation out of the conversation.

When to use:

  • Joking around with friends
  • Exaggerated stories
  • When you lied and got called out!

When NOT to use:

  • Professional settings
  • Legal agreements
  • Serious relationships

10. Did Dora the Explorer teach you nothing? Just trust me!

This silly response compares them to a young child who hasn’t grasped the concept of trust. It lightens the mood instead of escalating tension.

When to use:

  • Teasing friends and partners
  • Playful banter
  • Absurd/unimportant conversations

When NOT to use:

  • Heated arguments
  • Formal business

Hopefully reviewing the context where these responses work best helps you deploy them skillfully! Try a few out for yourself.

Now let’s go over some additional examples more tailored to romantic and professional contexts…

How to Respond to Girls

When a girl challenges you to “prove it”, you want to walk the fine line between showing confidence and coming across as arrogant. These flirty, funny responses are perfect for impressing her without going overboard.

Be Playful

  • I might tell you, but only if you promise not to fall in love with me.
  • I have a whole PowerPoint presentation ready to go!
  • I’ll prove it if you buy me a drink first. 😉
  • If I show you here, we might cause a scene…
  • Let’s save that conversation for the second date.
  • Maybe I’ll prove it if you ask nicely while we dance.
  • I left all the proof back on my yacht, sadly.
  • Careful asking for proof when you look so cute – I might just kiss you instead.

Make Her Laugh

  • Siri, please show her the receipts.
  • I know it sounds crazy but you’ll have to trust me, I’m basically a genius.
  • According to my Instagram followers, it’s absolutely true.
  • I could explain but all the genius would go over your head.
  • shhh the walls have ears! Let’s talk somewhere more private. 🤫
  • How about we chat over drinks instead and see where the night goes?

How to Respond to Guys

When responding to guys, you typically want to come across more playful and carefree. Show confidence without taking yourself too seriously – leaving them wanting more.

Be Flirty

  • Buy a girl a drink first! Then maybe we’ll talk.
  • I don’t just give proof away to any cute guy, you know.
  • Careful what you wish for…the proof might be more than you can handle.
  • Maybe I’ll tell you after dinner tomorrow night? 😘
  • Tempting, but a lady doesn’t kiss and tell.
  • I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it and trust me.
  • Come closer and I’ll whisper it to you…

Keep Him Guessing

  • A magician never reveals her secrets!
  • Hmm if only you were more charming…I might just prove it. 😉
  • Now where would the fun in that be?
  • I plead the fifth good sir!
  • Maybe, maybe not. What’s in it for me?
  • I’m flattered you find me so interesting. Next question!

Final Thoughts

Whether you opt for clever, funny, or flirty, I hope these examples gave you some quick comebacks for the next time someone asks you to “prove it.” Just remember to tailor your response to the situation and person you’re dealing with.

And never feel pressured to actually prove something you weren’t originally willing to share. A playful, confident response is often the best route when you get challenged or backed into a corner.

Stay savvy out there and don’t hesitate to shut down nosy people when necessary. But whenever possible, a funny or witty response is advised over losing your cool. As long as you believe in yourself, you shouldn’t feel the need to prove anything to anyone. Confidence is the best comeback!

What are your go-to responses when someone confronts you with a “prove it”? Let me know how these examples work for you or if you have any others I should add to my arsenal!

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