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In 2018, the archaic rules of dating no longer apply. Women already know that waiting for a man to make the first move will only end in disappointment, so this Valentine’s Day ladies have taken matters into their own hands.
Sex toy creator and blogger Dami Olonisakin encouraged women on Twitter on Feb. 5 to ask a guy they have a crush on out for Valentine’s Day and then tweet her a screenshot of their responses. As BuzzFeed noted, tons of women were up for the challenge.
Lool. “ SuRe ThInG” 🙄 pic.twitter.com/k3EpSi0wkN— Clarisse🇬🇭 (@Clarisse1_) February 5, 2018
Looks like I’ve got two dates booked. Don’t hate tha playa. Hate tha game. pic.twitter.com/NruJvoCfTJ— simma (@foreversimma) February 5, 2018
Ummmm close enough right?! pic.twitter.com/LLg5Gt6ZKC— #PRINCESSHAROLD (@HarryAmelia_) February 5, 2018
I've never been so anxious in my life, was melting with sweat!! pic.twitter.com/81NdBF4Ikg— Fiona (@FonJovi) February 5, 2018
the FBI agent on my phone is laughing at me pic.twitter.com/IZcVTPNICI— Im 11 so shut the fuck up (@CrackHeadOla) February 6, 2018
💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽😘😂 pic.twitter.com/PwAeK2SH9q— hopeless (@latshanae) February 6, 2018
Oh wow. I'm actually shocked by the replies 😂😂😏😏 pic.twitter.com/M8m38G8X7h— ABK 💕 (@Tonia_abk) February 7, 2018
making big moves in 2018 pic.twitter.com/R91H4JIaIH— yesenia (@yeseniajpg) February 6, 2018
The results proved that it never hurts to ask—many women received positive responses—and men seemed generally taken aback to be courted for once. Of course, a few propositions were squelched, but now those women can move on with their lives and on to someone who will appreciate them.
This Valentine’s Day, go ahead and give yourself the gift of ridding your life of sexist gender norms for good. If these tweets are any indication, you won’t regret it. And if you do, you might at least get a laugh out of it.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.