Thank you for such a thoughtful, insightful, and encouraging response!
I know I’m only one person, but I’m hoping that maybe pointing out some of this behavior may prove helpful.
This particular guy seemed flabbergasted by me and my declining his “offer.” It felt like no one had said something so emphatically to him based on our set of facts: having already met, chemistry established, good communication, and mutual interest. It seemed to be a forgone conclusion to him that I would sleep with him — one among many, no biggie.
Anyhoo, I frequently feel like I’m an outlier in today’s dating landscape and it is reassuring to know that I’m not alone!
Heartiest thanks for reading and the compliment!