While I’m not particularly bothered by the sexist Spiderman figurine I am stunned by the results of a new survey about the dating scene. Another startling finding in the survey is 3.5% of the women asked said touching their breasts was an "acceptable alternative to hello".
Now, 3.5% is not very high, but if you're in a bar with 200 women, that means statistically somewhere there are seven of them who will let you shake more than their hands when you introduce yourself.
Of course, the secret is always figuring out which ones they are.
I can name at least one who falls in the 96.5%...
A few years ago there was a discussion about how group sex was popular amongst youth. It was the current trend. People speculated that it was the daycare mentality carrying over, with so many kids being raised as part of a pack by people other than their parents. I’ve been in and out of countless daycares and preschools and elementary schools – sometimes as staff, later as an aid to children with special needs – so I’ve seen a fair bit.
Especially when it comes to bathrooms.
And I’ve certainly seen a few boys streak through their classroom. Oddly enough, I’ve never seen a girl do that.
Which is why, I think, this survey is pretty surprising. Someone approaches you, says they’re doing a survey, and asks what’s an acceptable way to introduce yourself in the bar. And you just say it would have been okay if the guy had just touched your breast? What’s the follow-up line to that? And will we see the day when it’s okay to introduce yourself to a guy by walking up and grabbing his crotch?
While most women in the survey said they preferred a man introduce himself and start a conversation when they first meet, about 30% said "grinding" is an acceptable way to pick someone up.
"Grinding" is exactly what it sounds like -- a man introduces himself to a strange woman by coming up behind her on the dance floor and rubbing his pelvis against her.
In case you think this is a bit exaggerated, 84% of the women in the survey say this is how they have personally experienced new men introducing themselves.
And to think I wasted all that money on business cards.
Just in case you think this is a man thing somehow coded in our leftover male monkey DNA, a little less than half the women surveyed said they, too, first introduced themselves to men at a bar by rubbing a man's behind.
Now I’m really wondering what that movie, Grindhouse, is about.
All I have to say is that if people thought I was a prude 15 years ago, these young pups today would be calling me a dinosaur. I certainly didn’t see any of this at the bar last Bouchercon. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places.
As in, not at boobs or backsides.
On a different note, this totally cracks me up. I don't blame the police officer one bit, and I bet he enjoyed this one.