Dating can be rough. You gotta go through a lot of frogs to find your prince, and a lot of the frogs can be crappy at messaging on Tinder. They'll send a bad message responding to your bio, your pictures, your musical taste. Any info they can get about you could inspire a stupid comment or rude question. But this is the price we pay for l'amour.
Writer Hana Michels shared her own issues with this system on Twitter, sharing an image of herself she's had on Tinder. In it, she's standing in the bathroom, brushing her teeth. In the background, a toilet paper roll is visible. According to Michels, in the past year she's received 23 messages from men telling her she's hanging her TP wrong.
Men, I ask you: why?
She further clarified that she also swipes on women, none of whom have had a thing to say about her toilet paper roll.
Also, profile is open to women. 23 men.— Hana Michels (@HanaMichels) July 2, 2018
The thing is, people have opinions about toilet paper, and her tweet got a lot of responses:
TP can be divisive in the household:
As your friend I say, “fuck them” but as your roommate I say, “they have a point.”— Allie Goertz (@AllieGoertz) July 3, 2018
Only you're allowed to have that point!— Hana Michels (@HanaMichels) July 3, 2018
Can a roommate relationship recover after toilet paper has split it asunder? Michels seems open to understanding another point of view, as long as it doesn't come at her via Tinder.
And her view is not uncommon. Many agree that under is the way, the word, the truth:
I don't have Tinder... but if I did, I'd be trying to find your profile right now just to tell you that you are correct about toilet paper.— Jane E. RoboCop (@ZealousPilgrim) July 3, 2018
There are actually lots of practical reasons for it:
Why is this not the acceptable way to have toilet paper? It's so much easier to tear this way— Underscore "Will be @TFCon Toronto" Zeus (@UnderscoreZeus) July 2, 2018
But then came the naysayers, many of whom took umbrage with Michel's assertion that only men sent her this message.
I think its because the paper can touch the bottom of the wall where bacteria can reside. It's probably mostly a rule for public restrooms. I always remember it from the Simpson's when CPS tries to take the kids awayhttps://t.co/qL5jLMI69c— Saturated Jagged Vertices the 5th (@SalvadorViescaV) July 3, 2018
At least one person has been literally taking on the issue with their own two hands:
I don't complain when I see that. I just "fix" it every time I'm over that person's house in silent judgement until they stop inviting me over. Then it's not a problem for anyone anymore.— Kelly Vergara (@RealElkGravy) July 2, 2018
But there is actually an answer to this eternal debate.
The original toilet paper roll was patented in 1891 by New York businessman Seth Wheeler, according to the Huffington Post. According to Wheeler, the paper should go over:
This info was also submitted to the debate:
But the best answer in my opinion is this:
The definitively correct answer on the toilet paper question is this: the correct way to put the roll is the way the person who was considerate enough to replace the empty roll with a new one did it.— Tom Jones (@_TomJones) July 2, 2018
If you're not paying for and stocking my TP, don't talk to me about it. Especially before you even buy a girl a drink.