I was browsing the OkCupid subreddit when I came across I great thread involving an email exchange between two people on the dating site. It’s quite an interesting and comical exchange which started out perfectly fine but due to one person’s improper use of grammar, the conversation quickly spiraled out of control into a flaming pile of insults and bear dicks. Take a look below to see what I mean.
Now the conversation starts off with the guy messaging what I presume is an innocent question regarding something in the girl’s profile. Then, in the girl’s response she gives the following:
Cause they’re smarter then the average bear dick. How do you feel about that?
Now if you just read that the same way I did, you would probably be wondering why this girl is comparing the intelligence of two year olds to an average bear dick, right? I mean, it really is a bewildering statement at first read, don’t you think? Apparently, the guy in the conversation was understandably confused as well.
What’s hilarious is that the guy had a somewhat witty remark to this bizarre statement and then, unbelievably, she flips out and calls him the dumb one! What this girl, who seems to be a teacher of some sort, probably intended her statement to be interpreted as follows:
Because they’re smarter than the average bear, dick! How do you feel about that?
Now I’ve gone ahead and bolded the corrections, one of which the guy in the conversation has already pointed out. However, what’s interesting is that the one missing comma between “bear” and “dick” would have caused so much commotion. After all, no one is perfect and when you type and message people a lot on the Internet, one is bound to have a few spelling and grammar mistakes here and there, right? So then why is the girl flipping out over the guy’s misinterpretation of her grammar mistakes?!
Lets continue on with the shit show:
Naturally, when the dude had pointed out her obvious mistake and why he was confused, she went on a self-inflating ego defensive. This seems to be a common tactic on online dating sites when someone (not just women) feel the need to attempt to deflate another’s ego while inflating his or her own in order to somehow justify their failed attempts at dating. It’s all very amusing and a little sad to see people resort to this when it could all be easily avoided by playing things in a level headed manner like our boy above.
What do you guys and gals think about this OkCupid message exchange? Is the girl being a bitch? Is the guy being a grammar Nazi? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments.