It’s a dire time to be a single lady.
While there are lots of platforms to meet people, many women find themselves disappointed by their initial interactions with potential partners.
Case in point: This viral tweet.
I’m never talking to a boy ever again pic.twitter.com/fOM0Q8AqcQ
— Jai (@Jaidachan) March 26, 2018
University student and Twitter user @Jaidachan (who goes by the name Jai) was trying to have a normal text message conversation with a guy.
At first, it was going well. He asked about her university major, and she told him she was switching into sociology, with a focus in women, gender and sexuality.
“That’s hella cool,” he wrote.
“So does that mean you like sex or something.”
No random man, that is not what it means.
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The tweet has now gone viral with 55,000 retweets, 290,000 likes and 870 replies, but there’s a marked difference in how men and women responded to Jai’s experience.
While a number of men were keen to point out that they shouldn’t all be painted with the same brush, women overwhelmingly showed their support for Jai, given many had encountered similar situations.
*makes pointless sweeping generalization*
“I disagree with that generalization as I, a man, do not feel that I fall under the description in your sweeping generalization.”
*HA TYPICAL MEN, DEFENDING THEMSELVES JUST AS I PREDICTED, ALL THE SAME*
— Hectör (@HctrPan) March 27, 2018
every boy that replied to this is so confused why are they all so clueless
— ralbee (@ralzeedotes) March 27, 2018
I have actually told a man this story as I was astounded by it when I saw the thread. NO JOKE…. He said;
“Maybe he had an understanding of the topic from a different angle though”
*double facepalm & a deathdrop*
— Sinéad ???????????????? (@sineadmcmakeup) March 27, 2018
It would seem, however, that Jai’s exchange, and the subsequent discussion, was quite a relevant lesson in the issues she’s studying at university.
So that’s a plus.