If you've ever had the misfortune of being messaged by a man on a dating site, then my heart goes out to you. The random dick pics, the requests for sex two sentences in, the vapid conversation starters, the filthy, incessant messages - it's like, what world are they even living in?
And honestly, the only reason I know most dudes are completely vile humans on dating sites is from what I've seen online, but I've never experienced it first hand.
Comedian Sy Thomas wasn't content to just see second-hand harassment - he wanted to experience it first hand from people who thought he was a woman. So he got himself dolled up and created dating profile as a woman. Sy, became Simone.
"I am a single man growing increasingly frustrated with online dating. It got me thinking, what if I was a woman? Maybe I'd learn techniques from the men who were trying to woo me?" Thomas says in the video.
After three days, he received over 400 messages from men, but he probably won't be copying their wooing "techniques" anytime soon.
"Receiving so many messages was certainly an initial ego boost," Thomas said in an interview with Mashable.
"There were some genuinely lovely and funny messages out there..."
"...but also — and this is not something I've ever seen in my own experience — quite a few overtly sexual and offensive messages."
The blatantly filthy messages baffled Thomas, as they would anyone with a brain.
"I'd heard from a lot of female friends about 'dick pics' and creepy messages, but as it was something that I'd never experienced in my own online dating experience it was a real eye-opener."
"I just can't understand how men can think it's a good idea, or what they expect to achieve by it."
I guess we'll never understand why lots of men think it's a good idea to just be total scumbags in the online dating world. Check out the entire video below, Sy's...errr...Simone's reactions are priceless.