From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
Mary is a 38-year-old unmarried teacher friend who signed up recently with one of those internet dating programs where she met another teacher named Tom who came across, initially at least, as really interesting. His emails sparkled with insight and bubbled with wit. But with time she noticed two things: those emails were almost exclusively about him, and there seemed to be no end to them. Eventually she pointed that out to him, and he wrote back: "Maybe we should exchange phone numbers. Or maybe you just want mine." She never replied - which ended the relationship abruptly.
Now, why did Mary do that? If you’re a woman chances are you know instinctively. If you’re a man and don't know why, let me suggest you ask a woman and she can explain the mystery. And if you don’t understand and DON’T take my suggestion, you probably identify with Tom more than you should…