The Curious Case Of All Those Dick Pics
A friend of mine who was until recently in a committed relationship has sprouted her wings and joined Tinder. And my oh my, what a ride it’s been.
It’s a curious little app, Tinder. No time spent filling out boring lengthy profiles, trying to find the perfect balance of witty yet charming, sincere yet naughty. Pfft! Why bother? With Tinder it’s about the pic and only the pic. Slap up a few photos of yourself, or even link the Tinder app to your Facebook account. Then get ready to swipe.
For the uninitiated, here’s how it works. Start scrolling through photos of potential hook-ups. If you don’t like someone, swipe left. He’ll forever be discarded. But if you do like someone, swipe right. That person will see your profile and if he also swipes right, you two are a match! You can now connect through Tinder’s message app. Easy peasy, right?
Lots of people on Tinder are in it for the hook-up. They’re not looking for love, they’re looking for lust. Experts have even cautioned that the explosive use of Tinder and Bumble – a similar app – have made people less likely to commit to relationships. It’s the “grass is always greener” mentality, constantly thinking there’s somebody better out there than the one you’re currently with.
So, OK. There’s that. Probably fodder for another post. But if you are just looking for a quick shag, Tinder’s got it going on, right? If you think someone’s hot, and that someone thinks the same of you, chances are you can make some sparks together. Yet there’s a curious proclivity among Tinder users, at least from what I’ve observed via my friends, and that’s the habit guys seem to have of not being at all shy of sending pics of their dicks. And relatively early on into the “relationship” – for lack of a better word. I’m scratching my head here. What’s that all about?
Perhaps I’m in the minority, but I don’t think I want to see a pic of a guy’s dick so early on. Am I wrong? I’m drawn to other male characteristics of hotness – eyes, hands, face overall – but his (ahem) dick? Perhaps the thinking is that if all we’re doing is getting together for sex, perhaps I’d better be aware of the tools in the toolbox. See how big the hammer is and all that.
Certainly, in the case of a friend of mine, the pic was a deal breaker. His, ah, “member” was approximately the size of my thumb. The tip of it, that is. So, seeing that, my friend promptly blocked him. Case closed. But the whole incident has me puzzled. Perhaps the image below helps explain things:
If there’s any truth to the image – and I dare say there is – guys probably think sending a pic of their uniquely masculine anatomy is just what the (love) doctor ordered. We gals become enamored with the awesomeness and are ready to take a tumble. Or something like that. Truth is, since men are so visually oriented perhaps they think that we are as well. And we are. But, um, maybe just not quite so soon.
I don’t know. Perhaps I’m in the minority. Fess up, ladies. Do dick pics get your motor revved or do they make the battery go cold. Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to follow us on Lady Smut, where we always give you the full picture.