toodomforyou:

sssshale:

Tumblr Dude: *confidently waltzing into asks* Hello. I am here to insult your body because if I receive negative attention it is still attention

Tumblr Dude, 6 hours no response: *slightly confused* AHEM i dont believe you heard me. Let me repeat myself and this time I will additionally insult your intelligence and tell you how easily I could fuck you

Tumblr Dude, 12 hours no response: *indignant and tantrum-y* WHAT THE WHOLE SALE FUCK DO YOU WANT FROM ME?? I CALLED YOU UGLY. I SAID YOU WERE WEAK AND STUPID AND A SLUT. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED??? WHAT KIND OF MONSTER ARE YOU?!

Tumblr Dude, 24 hours no response: *Crawling in the ground* Please. Fading. Attention. Need. Attention.

Tumblr Dude, 32 hours no response: *On death bed* You…………are……………………………………………fat *dies*

I feel like this represents roughly 78.3% of the interactions we post on this blog ????

-LMS

Yes.  Putting yourself out there is hard.  And yes.  Social and gender norms dictate that men are to initiate most overt contacts.  And yes, anthropologists and sociologists generally agree that in successful social interactions where men initiate overt communications, women tend to first non-verbally signaling to the man that they’d be receptive.  And yes, sure, in online situations it’s difficult for men to get those non-verbal cues.  And, finally, yes, because of the way we do things in social situations men have a tendency to overinterpret any eye contact or signs of friendliness as an invitation… and consequently also to overinterpret women’s ordinary self-expression online (i.e. naked selfies, saying they’re lonely, communicating fantasies, etc.) as invitations…

But…

Even if a woman signals interest verbally or non-verbally you still aren’t going to have much luck walking up to her and saying “I’d love to stick my cock down your throat till you gag.”  Usually the signal is an openness to an initial conversation, not openness to exxxtreme sex.

And yes, that is how they do it in porn.

But see Rule #5: don’t do it like they do it in porn.

And also, don’t turn into a flaming asshole if you don’t get an immediate response.  If you’re really sure they’re “a keeper?” Keep it cordial and polite.  Keep your options open.  Compare your Tumblr posts and hers to see if you’re compatible (because she’ll sure as hell be comparing hers to yours!)  And be willing to understand that she may be already involved, on the rebound, or generally not interested in you for entirely not-related-to-you reasons.

This is not only how to start a positive conversation with a nice girl or boy, it’s also a good way not to get yourself reposted on @toodomforyou ,

And no I’m not preaching from an ivory tower because, yes, while it might have predated #metoo and toodomforyou I’ve been that asshole too.  Trust me, if I can learn from my mistakes you can learn from them too.