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Are Men or Women Ruder?

Andrew said...
Here's my problem with rude people - I live in a NYC and date a lot. My pet peeve is women who don't call me back. Even after we've been on a few dates, some women think it is okay to ignore my phone call if they don't want to go out with me again. I understand that this is their attempt to let me down easy, but I think it's just plain rude! I have to waste my time wondering whether she got my message. I wish someone would tell women that men prefer honesty to evasion.

Mariposa said...
To the gentlemen who wrote about women not returning his phone calls and men "preferring honesty to evasion," well, you all have certainly fooled us! You, sir, must be the only decent man in new York City. I cannot count how many times I have called a man after a date to thank him for a lovely time only to have that call ignored. It can be argued who started the rudeness, but it seems to me that men and women are just fighting dishonesty and evasion with dishonesty and evasion. This is not right, but it needed to be pointed out. As for me, I will continue to be who i am, and I hope you will too.

What's your opinion? Who's right and who's wrong? Click on comments to chime in.

Both are correct... Women tend to avoid conflict, avoid being a *itch, or other wise an unpleasant. And men feel the same, they don't want to hurt our feelings by just coming out and saying they aren't interested. Neither is something that should be condoned, however until people are honest with each other nicely it's not going to happen anytime soon.
I think Andrew and Mariposa should be put in a room together, maybe they'll both figure they have something in common and call each other up after the date.
I think more people should heed the old saying, "do unto others, as you would have them do unto you." It isn't that hard to call someone up and tell them you just aren't interested in dating them anymore. If your reason might be seen as hurtful, you can just make something up to let them down easy.

But you also have to look at the fact that many women go through what this guy is complaining about daily. Waiting for a guy to call etc.
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