Cut Throat   

You wouldn’t know it to look at me but I am a cut throat when it comes to unfriending people who post disinformation to their Facebook pages.

I don’t need someone to put up political garbage which is false and misleading without doing even the tiniest bit of research themself.

I spotted what was clearly an inflammatory picture of a bruised woman and a statement claiming that she was beaten, kidnapped, robbed, and had her unborn child threatened by George Floyd.

I instantly suspected it was disinformation and a simple google search did in fact confirm it as such.

I removed this person from my friends list.

I just don’t have time to waste reading that kind of garbage in my Facebook stream.

I don’t want to cultivate friendships with people who harbor racism in their hearts.

I don’t need to maintain relationships with anyone who can’t complete a simple google search before passing on disinformation.

Nope.

Not gonna do it.

What happened to George Floyd was a tragedy and false attempts to malign him or try to justify what happened will not be tolerated.

I’m happy to report that I didn’t even need to post a response to this person’s Facebook post.

People were posting all over with links proving that his post was disinformation and completely incorrect on many levels.

The world is learning.

Perhaps slower than we’d like, but we’re learning.

Cut Throat      

Ever since my renewed experience with ghosting, I’ve become a menace at swiping left on Tinder and closing dead-end connections.

I’ve developed a method for weeding out inappropriate men:

  1. Do I want to swipe right when I see their picture(s)?
  2. If yes, then I review where they are from.
  3. If they are 25 miles or less from me, I read their profile (if there is one).
  4. If they are married, polyamorous, ethically non-monogamous, in an “open” relationship, not looking for a LTR or looking for hookups, I swipe left.

I’ve been feeling like a cut throat dater lately because I’ve been REALLY GOOD at closing connections that are dead ends (see above list).

One guy called me a pet name RIGHT OFF THE BAT, which I hate!

I am ‘sweetheart’ to my friends and family but a stranger has to earn the right to call me that.

Forged intimacy is a no-no in my book.

I closed the connection with him.

Another man clearly lived WAY TO FAR AWAY (don’t know how he missed my filter), but I quickly closed our connection as well.

It pays to filter your connections post swiping too.

Sometimes you wind up with someone who is just visiting the area and looking for an easy hookup.

Their profile looks good but they’re not local.

I close those connections too.

It’s not as if I need MORE ENCOURAGEMENT getting involved in long-distance relationships, despite the fact that I’m really looking for someone local.

Everything is closer than Sweden, however.

Now, as soon as the first red flag goes up, I cut bait and run.

Pics with guns.

Donald Trump supporters.

Flaky texting.

Dick pics.

All these things set off my radar and I exit quickly once I’ve beentriggered.

I’m not being bitchy, I’m being efficient.

I’m a cut throat when it comes to internet dating.