The article below is from our sister site Traveling Light, but was so good we had to share it too!
I have never written this article before because honestly, I felt a little like Captain Obvious talking about it. However, I have heard so many stories around this lately that I have decided that I have been “the chosen one.” You know, kind of like Eddie Murphy in The Golden Child. Just like any other very special messenger from the Gods, I gladly accept the challenge.
So, here we go.
If you are single and out there meeting people, singling, texting, hanging out, making out or any other form of general dating…FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH IS NOT AN OPTION.
Here is an explanation in case I am not being obvious enough: Whether you’ve hung out for a night or been on a few dates, you realize it’s not working for you. You need to step up and tell them ”thank you, but no thank you.” Be open, be honest, and both of you can move on. Not answering phone calls, texts, facebook messages, tweets or any communication is NOT ACCEPTABLE. It is disrespectful and downright gutless.
Please do not even think I am aiming this at one particular gender, because this kind of behavior is an equal opportunity offender. I feel that if you can not be kind enough to do this, then you need to step back, check yourself and take a break from dating for awhile. I know we all have crap, that is why there are life coaches and therapists. There is no need to drag other people into your crap with you and leave them in the wake of it. You and I both know that is just not kind and all I am asking for here is a little kindness.
read the rest of the article here.