If you have any sort of social media account you probably follow some men on it. Yes, there are a lot of cool dads on the internet who I am friends with, I read their articles, we talk about books and movies and parenting, but every once in a while, one of these guys will post something that creeps me out beyond belief. Now, I know a lot of these men are just trying to be funny or make what they feel is a hilarious joke, but I can tell you, the women who follow you, are pretty much not impressed. There is nothing creepier than a man who slags on his wife on the Internet. I’m not talking about guys who will E-mail to vent about a legitimate concern, or someone who talks about marriage in general, or problems with marriage, or anything that married people deal with on any given day when you have decided to devote your life to one person. I’m talking about the douchedudes who regularly post shit like this:
I’m such a nice social media friend that I even deleted their names to protect their identities. It’s like they are aping some weird hipster dad version of Rodney Dangerfield in an attempt to tell the world or at least their social media world that they are married, but they don’t really like it. I’m not sure what the point of them doing this is, so I have decided the only reason men act this way is because they think the women who follow their social media feeds will all think they are sorta unhappy with their spouses and that they all have gigantic peni and will send them nudes. Or something.
Most women don’t like when you make fun of or insult the women in their lives. If we like you, and think you are smart or funny or interesting we pretty much assume your wives are the same way too. It’s just so .. unseemly. Most of the guys who do this have kids and maybe offline they totally respect their wives and it’s just some internet shtick they have going on, but I just don’t find it cool. Or funny. It just feels desperate and lowest-common denominator, like people who can’t be funny on their own so they have to make fun of the people they married, people who are probably busy changing a diaper or cooking a meal while they are making fun of her chins online.
So men, knock it off. It’s boring. We aren’t impressed. If anything, all of us women are looking at our own husbands who don’t do shit like this and thinking about how terribly lucky we are.