Posted in day-to-day, rant, relationships

The better to hear inane bullshit with, my dear.

I think I need to figure out how to make drinks you can throw in other avatars’ faces. I think there’d be a market for them.

Little tip for guys, in SL and RL both: if you’re going to relentlessly hit on anything in a skirt, have something to offer. Honestly. Too many guys seem to think that “being nice” (ie, not being completely offensive) is enough. Let me clear that up: non-assholishness in a guy is a bit like wheels on a car; it should be standard, not a feature. So, great, the car has wheels. What else ya got?

I, for one, am old enough to not be blown away by “You look nice this evening.” Also? I’ve heard every stupid joke about my ears there is. Twice over. The one you’re thinking right now? Heard it. One of these days I’m really going to reply, “The better to hear inane bullshit with.”

Additionally, most women with more than two brain cells to rub together to make a spark do NOT appreciate being called “dear” or “honey” or “sweetie” right off the bat. Unless you’re a middle-aged waitress in a diner, it’s not cute. It’s creepy. It’s condescending. And my name is literally right over my head, so you have no excuse for not using it.

But, so, really, what do you have to offer a woman when you start hitting on her at the club? Did you read her profile? Do you have an opinion on anything? Do you have interests, hobbies, things you like to do? Talk about that. Say something like, “So, I see you don’t like talking tummies. I don’t either.” Something. In SL you’re not even just a machine that converts food to crap. This may shock some of you, but women actually are people. We have thoughts and ideas and feelings and opinions. Maybe if you talk to us like you’re remotely interested in said, rather than just “getting” a woman (like we’re some kind of wild game to “bag”), you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that there may be some that you enjoy being around because you enjoy them really as a person. Wouldn’t that be a hell of a thing?

So, to the one lounge lizard who was doing such a horrible job hitting on everyone in the bar that night, I will say, you do have something to offer. You gave me a topic for a blog post. What else ya got?