I’m not a BIG fan of guns.
TBH, they scare the shit out of me.
I had a boyfriend who collected guns and he made me pick up and handle all his guns in the hopes that I’d get comfortable with handling them.
I never got comfortable.
He took me to gun ranges to shoot hand guns.
We used shot guns to blast skeet apart.
I still never got used to guns.
In fact, when I’m around people who are firing guns, the compression waves I feel in my chest when each bullet is fired, is alarming to me.
This is the preface I give you BEFORE I let you know that I BOUGHT A GROUPON TO LET MY 19-YEAR OLD SON SHOOT A MACHINE GUN IN NEVADA during our summer vacation.
He will absolutely ADORE it.
I will be secretly cringing in a corner.
But what makes the boy happy makes me happy, eventually.
And this is what he likes.
I just want to bring up what I find a disturbing trend in online dating – POSTING PICTURES WITH GUNS.
Do I really need to see that you love posting pictures your rifle or shotgun more than you enjoy posting pictures of your car and your friends?
I think not.
I posted a picture of my truck because I like it and it has a HEMI which I find very sexy.
It represents my on-the-go lifestyle.
But a gun?
I’m not gonna post pictures of me with a gun because that doesn’t reflect who I am.
I find it intimidating as well as trashy to see men with guns in their online dating profile.
Mind you, I have friends with guns who post pictures to Facebook and that’s a TOTALLY DIFFERENT CREATURE.
Facebook friends know you. They see pictures of you with your kids. There’s a whole person represented online.
So I’m a little confused as to why a guy would EMPHASIZE what has to be a small part of his life on his online dating profile.
Those pictures always look menacing.