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I feel rather silly because with someone who I went on 1

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I feel rather silly because with someone who I went on 1 date with and planned a second date (but she got sick) we continued to speak but then I decided I didn't want to see her again. However, I didn't feel as if I wanted to actually say that. I am not god at such things. We texted and talked back and forth for a couple of days or just over a week really and the texts were fairly balanced as to those she would send to me and those I would sent to her. I called her today to say a quick hello and explain that I couldn't talk because my phone battery was low since I left my charger at a friend's house (which is true) and that also my cousin is in town (which is not true.) So we ended the conversation as I said that my phone power is low. She told me to get a new charger and I said I would. However, instead of leaving well enough alone I texted her a couple of times and said "I'm really sorry about the charger and not being able to talk to you. I feel silly. I will get a charger tomorrow. I hope you will forgive me. I also hope you feel better (she had been sick)" Then a few minutes later I sent a second text saying, "Do you forgive me for the silly charger issue?" Now she didn't reply. She couldn't claim that I was harassing her if, for example, she is mad at me for blowing her off? I have heard of scorned women to do some pretty odd things and that is why I was concerned though I am likely just over thinking this. I plan to leave it alone at this point.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 12 months ago.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 12 months ago.

I agree with you that you are over-thinking it. :) You should be fine here. This doesn't rise to the level of harassment or constitute harassment at all. Should she ever claim it, I doubt that any court is going to agree that it's harassment and you should be fine as long as you leave her alone from this point on.

She may not even be feeling scorned -- who knows why people don't call? The thing is, legally, this is not harassment and you should be fine. Even if she's a nut and decides to claim harassment, I believe you're fine and this wouldn't even come close to either civil or criminal harassment in any state.

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