Another potential date on an online dating service. He seems nice, but immediately wants to skip over the preliminaries and sends his personal email address. I tell him I’d prefer to keep using the designated format and its secure email system. Next phase, he sends his personal email address again.

I hear a voice in my head. It is my friend Erin Weed saying, “You want to be wary of a guy who doesn’t hear ‘No.'”

He doesn’t hear ‘No.’

I close the match.