My voice is deep, which apparently makes me less desirable to men.
My eye color isn’t interesting, and my hair is always feral.
Over the years, I’ve received a lot of awful messages from guys online, and I’m definitely not alone in this.
From grade-school dances in gyms to corporate happy hours, I’ve been “swiped left” on more than my fair share.“Online dating is just awkward,” my cute co-worker scrunches her nose.
It’s not just that women don’t deserve this terrible behavior — no one does.
Women are becoming so jaded from experiencing this behavior that they don’t believe good men are out there or that a forever love story exists anymore, and that’s really heartbreaking. You might think it’s hilarious to pass your time and get a cheap thrill out of getting a rise out of a complete stranger, but it really makes you no different than a childhood bully who claims to be a grown man.
Society tells them they’re beautiful and they’re mad at Tinder and Ok Cupid for not providing better prospects. I’m the average-looking sidekick, “the one who online dates,” and it’s my fault they aren’t having a better time.“You have no idea what it’s like to be called beautiful all the time,” a good friend once remarked.
My best friend, who looks like the racially ambiguous lovechild of Brad Pitt and Pocahontas, waves her phone at me in righteous indignation. Several of my “classically attractive” friends are pissed.