“ d-bags who aren’t sharp enough or don’t care enough to use context clues to understand if someone is interested in them.” That is rather harsh and not altogether accurate. Re: my earlier comment, women do NOT “ explicitly state” their intentions more than 1 in 100 times, as it makes them vulnerable. And they are famous for sending mixed signals: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve experienced extended eye contact, close physical touch, and exchange of contacts, only to find when I asked directly that she is not in the market. Tell me this: why is it men’s responsibility to “use context clues” to figure out what she wants? Does the weasel word “clue” not clearly imply that the “clue” could be misinterpreted? This knife cuts both ways.