TW: sexual assault, physical abuse
I'm terrified of dating.
It used to be kind of fun. During grad school, I pretty much had dinner paid for each night of the week (men are always wanting to invoke the very gendered and ancient "rules" surrounding dinner dates).
Dating has got me tired. Worse, it has hardened me. It has made me jaded and cynical and untrustworthy.
It has, quite literally, assaulted me.
Hi. Oh. My face is up here. Right. Thanks.
Listen, we have to have a talk. You need to know (and care) about the kind of shit you're putting out there with your less-than favorable dating profile. Lucky for you, I'm gonna break it down. In fact, I'm gonna make it so easy... I'm just gonna list the things youSHOULDN'T do:
I'm newly single, and getting myself "back out there" (ugh, gross, that phrase). Anyway, the caliber of cis, heterosexual men is... low, very, very fucking low.