It’s not just Mike Pence. Americans are wary of being alone with the opposite sex

By Claire Cain Miller | The New York Times

Men and women still don’t seem to have figured out how to work or socialize together. For many, according to a new Morning Consult poll conducted for The New York Times, it is better simply to avoid each other.

Many men and women are wary of a range of one-on-one situations, the poll found. Around a quarter think private work meetings with colleagues of the opposite sex are inappropriate. Nearly two-thirds say people should take extra caution around members of the opposite sex at work. A majority of women, and nearly half of men, say it’s unacceptable to have dinner or drinks alone with someone of the opposite sex other than their spouse.

Men and Women, Alone Together

Women: Is it appropriate or inappropriate to do the following activities alone with a man who is not your spouse? Men: With a woman who is not your spouse?

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