So what has me so ticked off today? It’s the boys with toys pics. That is, (grown) men who post pictures of themselves with expensive cars, boats, motorcycles and the like. They scream = I have expensive stuff and/or hobbies. Aren’t I a good catch?
To which I reply – delete.
Sorry guys, but I WILL hold it against you if you send me a message and your profile picture is of you standing next to an expensive sports car. I’ll read your message and maybe even your profile. But unless you’ve written something really mindblowing, I’ll likely delete. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that. And your picture is telling me something about your values and worldview (and what you think I’LL think is important).
Delete, delete, delete.
Anyway, this is something that’s been on my mind and annoying me (for years). And then, yesterday, Jezebel posts this story about a recent study showing that women seeking LTR’s aren’t interested in men in flashy cars, anyway. Sure, it was a small study. And they did prove that a porsche will likely get a guy laid (no shit, low hanging fruit and all). But it’s nice to have a little data to back up what should be blatantly obvious – that most woman are not completely shallow/looking for a mate with the shiniest, most expensive car.
Now if only we could get the men in onlinedatingland to understand this.
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