Before we delve into this, I just want to give a shout out to my followers who are so open and honest. I don’t care if their answers are anonymous to the public. I see them, and I think that takes courage, and I really appreciate it. There’s nothing that makes me and other people–(I know b/c people have told me this explicitly) feel less alone, than seeing hundreds of other people going/ having gone through the exact same thing as you. So thanks. Ok. I’m done being sappy. Thanks. You’re welcome. Bye.
Now for the good stuff. Brace yourselves. Some of this is bad. Like make your skin crawl bad. Like make you want to yell at people bad. So this is me yelling at people on their behalf.
Some of this is more controversial. Some people might agree, others might disagree. BUT the point of sharing this is twofold:
1)For people to realize that when you give this advice, it’s actually not always helpful. Sometimes it hits a nerve. Advice can be amazing! But it can also be super unhelpful. Harmful even.
2)If you ever got dating advice that made you want to lock yourself in a closet and scream at the top of your lungs, you’re not alone! Glass half full!
So ladies and gentlemen…Some of the worst dating advice my Instagram followers have ever received:
Maybe if you started dating yesterday you can do this, but if you dated more than like, 5 people, I personally would not recommend this. Dating is exhausting. It’s mentally and emotionally draining. If you don’t want to go on a date, you don’t have to say yes.
(It’s sad that this isn’t good advice- btw).
You’re allowed to have better things to do….
This one garnered LOTSSSS of support.
But some dissent:
So we put it to a poll:
And the results speak for themselves.
This ^ advice is offensive FYI. Especially if you’re in a relationship.
Not even going to comment on that ^ one.
Then there was this one:
Which would’ve been insane! If we hadn’t gotten this one:
So that was sad. Hopefully it was the same person who said it to all three of them, otherwise there are THREE human beings out there saying that to other human beings!! Cool! People are awesome!
And I guess we should end with a fan favorite, which some people love and some people hate, soooo…:
That’s it for now. Check out the rest on the highlights @skitsandkicks.