When I was a young high school student, my friend and I grabbed an image from a quick Google search for “hot girl” and put it on JDate for a social experiment. The results may explain my cynical attitude towards dating as an adult: While chatting with various men, we misspelled easy words, made glaring grammar mistakes, made the Hot Girl completely oblivious to any political questions about which she was interviewed for, and she was always asked for dates. Like, a lot of dates.
A woman named Emily Miller recently conducted a similar experiment with Tinder, an app aimed at short-term hookups (much like a straight Grindr). Rather than procrastinating on OK Cupid or Match.com and falling into the “messaging” curse (that annoying thing where the guy messes you four times and doesn’t ask you out and it was a total waste of time ?) that promises direct contact immediately, as long as you both swipe “yes” on each other’s profiles.
But Miller wasn’t looking for a relationship, she just wanted to see how much a guy would put up with insanity in hopes of fucking. Tons. TONS. It will make you feel better anytime you feel like you’re putting off a guy with your own weird weaknesses. The purchase you see here is just the tip of the iceberg. In one of them, she tells the guy she’s talking to that she dreamed of her death. “I’m sorry if you thought it was too intense, but it really scared me. The man I love, dying. You were really brave. In my dream.”
Him: “I’m doing my best. Good little toaster.” (WHAT?)
In another, she asks, “What are your parents called? Do you have cats?
The guy rolls around with, “I don’t have one, but I would like some. My parents are called Tina and Andrew.”
And she said to a third, “Ooh, I love nicknames. I want to call you Francine. Is that okay?”
As you can see, sensitive men often claim that nothing strange just went down. (“That’s nice. When can I get in on you?”) It’s depressing! It is also totally liberating. I will never worry about what I say on a date again, ever again.
When the Daily Dot asked Miller about the reason for her experience, she said, “I think women are stereotypical and go ‘crazy’ all the time. Men are rarely accused of being the crazy ones. I’m asking here is crazy. “
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