Man and woman date and begin a sexual relationship. After a several dates (more than 5) the woman says she wants their relationship to become exclusive since they are now sleeping together regularly. The man says he does not wish to have an exclusive relationship. She continues to sleep with him regardless.
Who is more responsible if the woman gets hurt or confused?
The man – He knew she had feelings for him and he was taking advantage of those feelings.
The woman – He told her where he stood and she compromised something that was important to her.
Both of them equally – It takes two to tango, buster.
Here’s my vote:
Not sure. As much as I believe that it’s unfair to expect for someone to be responsible for your feelings, I do believe that people should follow their conscience. We know when we’re doing something that could be construed as “wrong.” But on the other hand…we’ve heard so many men say that they do not understand why some women place such importance on sex? Are they just saying that to be callous or flip…or do they truly not have the ability to understand why women connect sex with safety and security and emotion? If that’s the case then how can they be at fault for taking a woman at her word that she’s okay with his decision not to be exclusive?