According to a now-deactivated Tumblr, a woman found a unique way of dealing with one of the vagaries of modern dating. Sarah, a 20-year-old from Long Island, was having an innocuous text conversation with Trevor, whom she’d “met” on the dating site Let’s Date. Their interaction hadn’t made it far beyond preliminary pleasantries about the weather, when Trevor abruptly decided to take it to the next level: he texted Sarah a naked picture of himself. Sarah was taken aback, and responded to Trevor, “I didn’t need to see that. I don’t need to be disrespected by someone I don’t even know.” Trevor then added fuel to the fire by calling Sarah a “prude” and telling her, “No wonder your single.” (Sarah helpfully tried to correct Trevor’s grammar, several times, but apparently the difference between “your” and “you’re” is as incomprehensible to Trevor as the idea that perfect strangers don’t want to see his junk.)
Finding the thrust (ahem) of the conversation unsatisfying, Sarah decided enough was enough and told Trevor not to contact her again. When he persisted, Sarah used Facebook to locate Trevor’s mother and announced that she was forwarding the pic to her. Immediately, Trevor changed his tune and found his moral compass. “That is not right” he pronounced. “Don’t do that it’s my mom.”
Well, Trevor, at least your mom has seen it before; maybe she didn’t want to see it again after potty-training you, but neither did Sarah, and you didn’t give her a choice. Maybe next time you’ll realize that any lady you’re hoping to romance may be someone’s mom, someone’s sister, someone’s daughter, and you’ll ask politely whether she’d like to see naked pictures of you before you send them.
Remember kids, sexting is okay between consenting adults (except what are you doing it’s SUCH A BAD IDEA the internet is forever DON’T DO IT!). But you might want to at least meet the person first, get to know them, etc. before sending them pictures of Mr. Happy. A word to the wise.
Jennie has contributed to Imperfect Women since its inception in 2009. She writes about politics, celebrity news, and anything else that catches her interest.