Mixed signals

By Anonymous - 17/06/2022 11:59 - United States - Kennebunk

Today, I told my long-distance partner that I wanted to take them on a date to the aquarium next time they're in town. They said, "That would be my first date ever!" When I asked about when we went to the zoo and dinner last week, they said it was, "the closest thing to a date" they'd had. Apparently, we're actually just friends. FML
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Same thing different taste

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It sounds like she is interested. When you went to the zoo, it was as friends, but when you go to the aquarium, it’s a date. I don’t see mixed signals, I see potential

Nikki 17

Maybe they prefer they/them pronouns

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It sounds like she is interested. When you went to the zoo, it was as friends, but when you go to the aquarium, it’s a date. I don’t see mixed signals, I see potential

The language is so weird in this story. "Long-distance partner?" That's really an online pen pal. They are very snaky about gender. Are they trying to get a same-gender friend to turn gay? Too confusing!!

wrenavery90 12

I totally don't understand this.

Why using « they » to write about what seems one person?

Nikki 17

Maybe they prefer they/them pronouns

Nikki 17

They can also refer to one person, there are so many answers to this question!