Ah… men. Did we create this blog just to have a “legitimate” forum on which we could criticize you? No. We did not. But sometimes you make it so easy. Like this guy who messaged me last week.
I know what you’re thinking readers. You’re thinking, “L, this is not a pic of the week from an online dating website. It’s from the Pinterest board you share with your friends, titled, “romantic ideas of the future.”
But I assure you, this is indeed this gentleman’s profile picture on the good ol’ OKC. A man who is actively messaging women. And it creeps me out. Here’s why?
1. Candles-Ya’ll, I’ve been watching a lot of Pretty Little Liars recently, and the image that candles bring to mind is a suburban vigil for a missing teenage girl. Now, I understand that most other women in DC aren’t spending their weeknights with a bottle of wine and some ABC family on Netflix streaming, but there are plenty of terrifying/depressing candlelight images to go around.
I don’t know about you, but neither of these images makes me think, “Hmm, I’d love a date right now.”
I am aware that candles can be very romantic. I mean, who can forget this delicious scene from Serendipity:
The thing is buddy, we’re not there yet. Not even close.
Which brings me to my next reason to be freaked out by this picture…
2) I ❤ U: What does this mean? Do you love everyone you’ve encountered on the internet? Do you love everyone you message? Are you just really inspired by these three little words? Did you create this weird display yourself? Or did someone create this for you, and you thanked them for their affection by posting their tribute on your online dating profile?
3) Where is your face?: Most importantly, I would like to see your face. I’d even settle for one of your other body parts . (Just kidding…shudder). I don’t understand why someone would go through the trouble of posting a picture, ON A DATING WEBSITE, that is not even of a person. I mean, if you’re too scared to post a picture, at least let us stare at some fake eye candy.
You’re welcome ladies. Happy Wednesday!