It's easy to spot and avoid a guy who is definitely an asshole, but there are plenty of secret, undercover asshole dudes out there, just waiting for the right time to show their true colors. When you tell him a cool story about how this man sent a nice email complimenting something you did at work, he says, "He's probably hitting on you. But really, you're boning a guy who looks inward to his personality, sees a pile of rotting garbage, and shrugs it off, because somehow, in his depraved mind, being bad and knowing it is way better than just being bad.
Some topics, though, need not be too complicated. Some basically explain themselves. This brings me to people who are assholes, specifically of the male variety.
If I asked you to identify the biggest asshole in your life right now, how quickly would you be able to come up with a name? Some of us might be able to list three or four assholes with whom we interact on a daily basis, plus all of the anonymous assholes who cut us off in traffic, cut in front of us in line, and otherwise make our lives miserable. Want to know how to identify the assholes in your life?
Image by Adam Mignanelli. I'm a nice person. It's not in my nature to be an asshole. If I asked for iced coffee unsweetened and the barista gave it to me sweetened, I'd accept it as a sign that I deserved something sweet.
The offender: The guy who ignores you when you text or call. What to watch for: His communication habits. A guy should respond to your texts or calls within a reasonable time frame.
I hate to admit it, but I am. Chances are, many hopeless romantics are like this. No one is perfect.
Today's single young woman is faced with a myriad of options for her love life. Whether she lives in a big city or a rural area, she can use the Internet to find countless men who are looking for everything from casual dating to long term relationships and marriage. She can go to singles events, attend events that aren't marketed as singles events but are really singles events, and even guarantee that she meets a set number of men at, say, a speed dating event.
Let's all be very honest with ourselves: we as men are currently living in the age of the asshole. Not the usual interpretation of an asshole, though, as in the kind nobody wants to be around because he is so insulting. This is the new asshole, the guy who girls say they hate when they really find him quite attractive. Although this new asshole is pompous, arrogant and well aware that he is the greatest thing to happen to planet Earth since the invention of Nutella, what is most evident in terms of his characteristics is the fact that he is a man of power, drive and assertiveness, and these are qualities everyone find appealing.
Every day on social media, we encounter situations where what we want to convey to others is misinterpreted, misheard, or in some way responded to in an unexpected way. These miscommunications are particularly prevalent on social media platforms that are restrictive, like Twitter. Not to mention actual harassment, slurs, and other awful shit.