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Politeness has become so rare these days, that people often mistaken it for flirting.

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I think it's always been that way

generally
if you make polite conversation with a stranger who is the same sex
they just assume correctly that you're being friendly

if you make polite conversations with a a stranger who is the opposite sex
they're more likely to assume that you're hitting on them
that question that runs through their heads is
"why else would a stranger who is the opposite sex be friendly? What else would be their aim?"

also
think about all those people complaining about the friend zone
their aim clearly wasn't friendship

another thing is that a person of the opposite sex is more likely to hit on you than a person of the same sex

this pattern
I think
is what contributes to people assuming that politeness is flirting sometimes

fuzalas avatar fuzala Disagree +2Reply

Politeness has gone out of style with male chivalry. You know why? Because EQUALITY between genders has become more widespread these days.

@unreasonable Politeness has gone out of style with male chivalry. You know why? Because EQUALITY between genders has become more...

politeness is not gender specific

everyone is capable of being polite to everyone
strangers can be polite to strangers regardless of gender

fuzalas avatar fuzala Disagree +2Reply
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