> I've encountered more than my share of people (OK, men), who
> don't describe who they are accurately, or who are unable to
> state what they want and need, even when I ask direct questions
> (and I am very direct). Several times I found myself in pretty
> painful situations because of that dishonesty.
This particular observation probably has nothing to do with the
Net. Dishonesty is the root of nearly all problems in life,
and is rampant in the culture. New communication technologies
merely make it possible to lie more efficiently.
It's curious, though, that you complain about overly demanding
strangers as well. Nothing is more honest than selfishness.
Those are by far the easiest people to deal with (usually by just
ignoring them) and cause the fewest problems.
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