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This is a big truth. It’s also important to remember that minds can change at anytime.People ordinarily try to eliminate risk. When an accusation is enough to ruin a reputation and cause hardship (eg. expenditure of time and money), people will avoid opportunities for accusations to be made. Hence, no one-on-one situations behind closed doors. There is a small fraction of people who will use rules to apply pressure to get what they want. Anyone who pays attention to office politics knows this. There is no point whinging about prudent risk mitigation.
The problem is that some guys never learn that unwanted attention from men is more accurately described as attention from unwanted men. Figuring out which side of the line you are on is the difference between courtship and harassment.