If you dated the someone relevant to your question, please let us know.
posted by Shouraku to Etiquette/Policy at 10:25 AM (99 comments total)
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I am partly referring to this questions
, though there are other instances of this.
In this particular case, a poster had a question about a women at his place of employment that seemed to be giving him a hard time for no reason. May people responded based on the premise that this was solely a work related issue.
After a good amount of responses were given, the poster reveled that he had actually dated the woman in question, had turned down sleeping with her, and she had responded inappropriately. The poster was "habituated to pretending that it didn't happen in the context of talking about my work" which is a perfectly reasonable mistake, however, caused multiple MeFi's to give misinformed advice.
As a person who answers, almost exclusively, human relations questions, I would like to humbly remind posters that romantic interactions can be very relevant to interpersonal communication issues. Thus, if you have: slept with, dated, rejected, or been rejected by a person who is central to the question that you are asking, please include that information*
*Unless of course it is obvious. No need to say "I have slept with my husband in the past"