Love this term, Shannon. I might add that to this backdrop we add millions of mewling, whining women whose self-absorbed kissy faces are no different. They want the perfect man, someone with tons of money (that they can spend, thank you) and who will give them the life they know they deserve. Oh do I have an answer for that. I have enough testosterone in my system, and with mostly alpha male best buddies, that this kind of bullshit sucks just as badly as evil men. This goes both ways. And therein lies the problem. Dating is hard enough. We don’t need Disney World-esque expectations making it nearly impossible to connect. It’s hard to take a clear tough look at yourself and assess what you have to offer. By the same token and to your earlier point, nobody gets to dictate THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO GET THE AUGUST AND ALMIGHTY ME.

Parm me, online dating folks, but who woke up this morning and anointed you GOD?

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