The Dragon and I once write a children’s story based loosely around a rabbit called Mr Snuggles who was, well, reticent. It caused much hilarity because it was so lame and Mr S was a code word we had for a boy I was then crushing on. The reason I bring this up today, however, is that I’ve noticed a remarkable level of reticence in boys I date. Is it just me?

Granted, I am one of those people who will tell you what I’ve done all day if you ask me what’s been up, but still, I’ve noticed that, when making plans to meet up, boys are supremely reluctant to give out information, even in response to a direct question. Often they do this across the board, resulting in my dithering for five minutes about whether I’m prying before deciding to say “You never answered my question” and repeating it. Though how on earth ‘What time?’ when trying to figure out if one can meet for a drink a certain evening can be constituted as prying I don’t know…
Perhaps they don’t see it as prying, and it’s just how they are–not seeing the need to give me information as important enough to be addressed, and definitely not as important as their need for information.
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