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6 Times “No” Really Means “No”

As you may have heard, there’s been a lot of talk recently about what consenting to something means. That something isn’t just sex, well, at least not completely. As a society, we need to learn to take no for an answer. So often when someone says “no” to something, you find a handful of other people trying to convince them to do otherwise.

People, listen. Bottom line is if someone says “no” to something, that should be the end of it. Don’t try to pursued, talk them into it, or make them see “the other side.” Just take it for what it is and move on.

When someone says “no” to going out

This is my biggest pet peeve. If I was “no, I don’t want to go out and party/drink/have dinner” with you, stop asking. Sometimes all the time people just want to chill at home with a glass of wine and a massive Netflix binge. If someone says they don’t want to go out, take that for what it is and move on.

When someone says “no” to being in your bridal party

There’s nothing worse than being in a bridal party. Take it from me, I’ve been in like 10 of them. If you legit ask someone to be in your bridal party and they say no, the bottom line is that they don’t feel close enough to you to be a part of your “special” day. So why the hell would you want them to be a part of it anyway? Think about that.

When someone says “no” to another date

Don’t be a sad person, please. If you think your date went well but the other person ghosts you, or simply says “no,” don’t sit and argue with them. If someone doesn’t want to be with you, leave it at that. You shouldn’t have to beg someone to like you back.

When someone says “no” to marrying you

I mean, you would have to be kind of pathetic to convince someone to marry you, but I’ve seen it happen. People, if you legit get down on one knee, confess your love for someone, ask them to marry you, and they still say no, please, do yourself a favor and move on. That person will never love you the way you love them, no matter how good of a salesman you are.

When someone says “no” to sex

This should be self-explanatory. If someone saying “no” to sex, that really means no. Don’t force yourself onto someone, don’t convince them to have sex with you, don’t make passes at them or harass them. When someone says “no” to say that’s called not consenting. Don’t be Harvey Weinstein. Please.

When someone says “no” to anything really

Really, if someone just doesn’t want to do something, leave them the fuck alone. Stop being immature and take no for an answer.

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