I’ve been using an online dating service, and I just received this gem of a first message from someone whose profile shows him to be, at the very least, a homophobic conservative:
“I’d love for you to cook me dinner sometime :)”
I want to address this in the best possible way. I don’t want to ignore the message, because I’m frustrated that he thinks some strange woman (me) will jump at the chance to cook him dinner. However, I’m pretty sure the biting retort I have been dying to respond with will not have any effect on the kind of misogynist crap he puts forth into this world. Please help me out! Write something clever for me to respond with! It would make my week.
In situations like this, don’t try and just say something clever. Be clever.
Ask him what he wants for dinner. Do it nicely. Lemme know if he responds, and we’ll take it from there.
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