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CampusCruiser for work, not love

Dear John,

I’m sorry, but I am not interested.

Listen, asking me out for a date over our CampusCruiser e-mail is just not appropriate.

You have just created this awkwardness between us. We are in the same class for the entire semester.

Hiding behind your computer and sending me an e-mail like this, afraid of my rejection, just doesn’t work.

So please tell your buddies to keep the school e-mail strictly for school-related subjects.

It’s there for questions, help with studying from classmates and communication with our teacher only.

It’s not for your own personal dating service use.

And no, asking for my phone number also is not OK.

So, if you want me to think of you as anything other than creepy, please refrain from asking me out over school e-mail.

It’s incredibly impersonal and a not-so-great first impression.

Oh and girls, this goes for you, too. Keep the e-mail channels clear for school issues, not to get the number of the guy sitting next to you in class. You’ll see him tomorrow.

Fellas, planning is everything. Don’t rely on technology to do something like this.

Personal communication is best.

An e-mail invite simply means you don’t care enough to ask your personal question face to face or that you don’t care enough about the answer to see the result in person.

I’ll overlook this issue this time, but next time you want to talk, I’ll see you in class.

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