Single People: Boundaries Are Not Bad Manners

Shani Silver
6 min readOct 27, 2023

You’re not being “no fun” by requiring respect.

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Here’s the thing about questions: We were raised to think we have to answer. A certain amount of pressure and obligation is implied when someone wants to know something. They ask, we feel we have to answer, because if we don’t, that’s rude — right? We were also raised not to be rude. This social norm has countless applications that have…