Have you all seen 500 Days of Summer?
If not, go run and do it...now.
Why is it that when a guy tells a girl "We're just friends," the girl must accept that and move on, lest she be deemed too emotional or clingy, but when a girl says that to a man, the man actually hears, "We're just friends unless..."? I mean, of course we are just kidding, right? Of course we'll come around, right?
Men, we are not kidding. We are not waiting for some sign. I know there are exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, when we say, in a serious heart-to-heart, that we are "just friends," we mean exactly what we said. If we continue to want to spend time with you? That is because you are a friend.
A persistent girl is looked at as psycho and men run like she's some diseased plague. But a persistent man is constantly encouraged to keep going after the girl, no matter what she says, and if she rejects him, well that's just her problem. What the?
I want to grab them both and say, "Honey, he/she is just not that into you. Move on. Either be friends or don't. But move on." I actually have said this a few times fortunately/unfortunately.
How do you feel about this? Do you think pushy girls are punished whilst pushy men are encouraged? Do you believe girls when they say they want to be just friends?