It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a good internet connection must at one point pose as a girl online. Whether he admits to it is another matter entirely, as this kind of behaviour is subject to some of the greatest prejudice and ridicule the internet can offer (putting that guy right behind Furries and Youtube commenters). This is most likely because a man doesn’t wish to find, having spent all night flirting with a lady who gives frequent reports on her boobs and her love of bisexuality, that he has, in reality, been romancing a teenage boy called Ryan.
However, when you are in a relationship, you should never consider yourself to be under such constraints, and that was how it was with us. Josey Moses and I decided to start a dating profile as an experiment, a source of amusement, and something unusual to do as a couple. The profile features a highly incoherent commentary accompanied by a photo of a Korean pop star. I work in an office every day, while Josey Moses works from home; on his new illustration business, and on our South Korean popstar, and her almost incomprehensible interactions with male admirers.
She is a lovable girl, or rather, Josey Moses has expanded on a lovable alter-ego we created together, who tells men off for sending short messages and who loves reggae music and meteorology. The positives are that my boyfriend is stretching his creative wings by articulating a unique character of the opposite gender (which is great practice for his work), and he gets to see what being a girl on a dating site is like (having your inbox saturated with messages, most of which have been sent by idiots, essayists, perverts or men claiming to be “vagitarian”). The downside is that he spends part of his day pretending to be a woman on a dating website. If you’re the sort of girlfriend that every dude with a good internet connection desires to have, you will find yourself viewing it with a mixture of mirth and acceptance.
Amen to that.
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