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This is just to say:

To everybody who has opined recently that sexual harassment policies at conventions mean an end to flirtation, dating, and romance at cons--

I'm involved in a relationship with somebody I met, befriended, and grew to love largely at conventions. He never once felt the need to grope me, make an inappropriate comment on my body or dress, or ask if anything I was wearing was meant as a coded sexual message before the moment when we figured out that we were each interested in one another in a romantic sense.

Neither flirting nor building emotional connection is harassment, folks--and harassment is not flirting.

It's not actually all that complicated.

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I swear there are Flirting 101 panels at Arisia that go pretty much exactly like your proposed seminar. They haven't patented them or anything, though. so go right ahead and rake in the bucks!
Hey, thanks!

'Flirting 101' is a much more friendly-sounding name than my idea, which was "How To Not Be A Creepy-Ass Bastard".