The thing is, you mentioned “healthy” and “strong,” but you didn’t include “rich.” That’s what’s really unacceptable here in the US.
My experience is mostly the opposite, but I try not to generalize it. One example of why is that I live in the US South, so being conservative is the default. If someone who lives here is liberal, it’s often because their research into other positions has led them in that direction. People who are ignorant about politics here typically remain conservative.
I hope this doesn’t come across as too critical. You did think to clarify that your experience is limited, and it sounds as if it’s one of several factors in your assertion that ignorant people become Democrats. Part of why I’m commenting is because this conversation is public, and we ALL need this reminder sometimes, myself included more often than I’d like to admit.
I mean, it is a REALLY good answer. You kind of have to have some sort of respect for it.
And if Mr. Lunt can clean off a piece of cheese he found in the dirt that someone else had accidentally dropped, to put it on his cheeseburger, surely it’s even more justified for Rick to clean off bacon in the spirit of the 5-second rule.
It’s in panel 2. She promised the answer “in advance.”
This sounds like a startling high percentage of political arguments, except that they rarely end this nicely. See also: Averting the Flame Wars’ comics on Differing Definitions.
(Yes, I understand that this often isn’t the problem, and no, I don’t mean that this problem is caused by people being stupid on either side of the argument.)
That’s one of the most mature statements I’ve ever heard about a relationship.
Most of my relationship wisdom just goes back to what I’ve started calling the John Green rule: USE YOUR WORDS.
And consent can be withdrawn. She did want to date him. Now she does not. Her decision.
Remember, men, movies lie to you for convenience. Making a prolonged effort to apologize might be the right way to go, especially after a prolonged offense.
AND no means no. No matter how many Hallmark movies pretend that it’s “romantic” to ignore a person’s protests, women do actually like to be respected as humans. Because, y’know, they’re humans.
Of course, some women will “protest” while hinting that they want you to continue. Different people are different. So use your best judgment, and listen to reliable advice about that person. If you can’t be sure, honoring the actual request is safest.
I address this specifically to men pursuing women because they are the ones who most often are given the advice to be persistent and “try, try again.” However, this obviously applies to everyone, regardless of gender.
That’s…actually decently insightful.
Yeah, I wouldn’t say it justifies how he’s treating her, but it’s understandable, to an extent. It’s his first crush—he still doesn’t even really understand what a crush is! He doesn’t understand how he feels, or what his identity is, or whether a relationship will affect his friendships, or anything else about how his life might change. He’s terrified and confused.
He’s being a jerk, but how many of us never acted like jerks as children out of confusion and fear? I’m not even sure if any of us can claim that in adulthood.