Saturday, June 13, 2015
The most condescending online dating service ad ever
Intrusive, judgemental jackass: "Are you single?"
Innocent bystander looks sheepish- "yes, yes I am...."
Intrusive, judgemental jackass: "Have you ever tried Match?"
Innocent bystander who is easily manipulated into thinking that Being Single Is Just Plain Wrong: "No, I haven't, actually....."
Obvious message: "Ohhhh, you poor lonely baby. Can't find anyone by conventional means, huh? Well, there's hope even for you, believe it or not."
My reply to the IJJ: "Why do you assume that I'm not single by choice? Why do you assume that everyone who doesn't have someone really significant in their life Right This Very Minute is somehow an abnormal, introverted loser who is desperate to be hooked up? Who the hell gave you permission to evaluate the life of a total stranger on the street?"
I once had a conversation with a person who said that her "mission" was to pull a shy person she knew "out of his shell." The exact words she used were "I'm going to save him." I'm not going to repeat the entirety of the rant that followed, but I let her know that hey, guess what, "Extrovert" doesn't mean "Superior," and "Introvert" (a term invented by Extroverts) does not mean "Inferior." Quiet people who don't care for crowds or loud places or late nights drinking aren't patients waiting to be cured by their Betters, ok?
The IJJ in this ad needs to have that mike shoved into his nether regions.