Recently, I was ignored by a guy because I was straightforward and laid it on the line after he ignored me and started this push/pull game. I told him how I felt about him and that I wasn't going to play the push/pull game, but in a nice, loving way, and said if he didn't message me back, I'd move on, make peace with it and wish him the best. He completely ignored me and didn't even say as much as a "I wish you well too." Why does the majority of our generation shy away/ignore honest communication? Why do we choose to ignore and passive-aggressively hold in how we feel? I could have let things rock on, but I'd rather be honest and know now than keep hoping he'll feel the same and stop his immature behavior. Or, another scenario, get into a relationship with someone who will always treat me this way. Life is too short to play games and hide how you feel/who you really are. I don't understand why so many people are scared of it and those who communicate this way.
Most Helpful Guy
Because Feminism nowadays makes it less worth while to commit to one woman.
Because men aren't supposed to show that they are hurt or vulnerable or have romantic expectations as well. Too much man shaming and blaming today.
In this day and age, having a semi serious but consistent friend with benefits is probably the most ideal set up for males.1
Most Helpful Girl
This is a very good question. I relate SO MUCH to your example. Like you, I'm a no-nonsense person, so I don't appreciate mind games.
Our young generation right now are so heavily guarded, they're afraid of being rejected/getting their feelings hurt, etc1