By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky The Internet is a strange place, and what seems abnormal for in-person experiences is completely common on the Internet.
Notice that the word is common, not polite or considerate.
You need to know how to dish out rejection in an appropriate way.
As with real life, you must do it quickly — and with a modicum of kindness, if possible.
You get a text that seems like it was meant for someone else.A lot of guys, geeks especially, can feel somewhat intimidated by calling the girl they like.Believe me, I can understand; I’ve been there enough times, when the adrenaline surges as you’re punching the numbers and you heart pounds as the phone rings and you find yourself silently praying for a voice mail instead of a live voice on the other line.But if he's describing himself as an "entrepreneur" and refuses to get more detailed or refers to his job situation as "complicated" instead of being up front, that should be a red flag. Either he's seeing someone else and doesn't want to be spotted out with another woman in his hometown, he doesn't see a future with you and doesn't want you knowing where he lives just so he can keep his distance, or he's basically a hoarder and he doesn't want you to see the state his place is in.If he doesn't have a job, it's understandable that he won't want to lead with that, but if he won't even elaborate when pressed, he either (1) does something shady as hell for a living or (2) is just fine with lying a lot.14. It's one thing if he's being a gentleman and doesn't want you to make a long drive out to see him.