There is no rest for the hopeless romantic or the simply pessimistic in the world of dating in this day and age. You may have already heard through the grapevine that dating is more abysmal than ever before with social media so accessible and the general sense of courtship lost in the air above us. It feels as if no one goes on “dates” anymore, and if you get that one dinner and a movie night out, that may be the last one for awhile and you will catch yourself “Netflix and chilling” on the regular in their crib. No one is saying you have to roam the streets all the time to prove your relationship is real to anyone. Just relaxing with that one special person can be the greatest thing ever. But never doing anything outside of the four walls? Suspect.
Another terrible side effect of trying to find rea love *Mary J. Blige voice* in this terrible climate is that many individuals, in particular men, find it completely non-reprehensible to treat potential a potential paramour as a flash in the pan or worse, an option. The male species are especially talented in treating women like shit. You know the cycle. They lead you on. Pretend to like you, even care about you. Say they’ll take you out to dinner. Then they vanish. Ghost. Never to be heard from again. Only to–SURPRISE–randomly appear months later with a fake apology if you’re fortunate enough to have earned one. The other classic kickers are when they claim they’re not ready for a serious relationship or take things to a more official level, only to post photos of another woman on their pages. And sometimes, they even have the audacity to be right next to them. Tha horra.
At this point, we’re all just trying to beat each other to the punch in not getting our feelings hurt. It’s okay if things don’t work out. But to blatantly play with someone’s feelings is terrible. Just listen to songs like Jojo‘s “Save My Soul” or Tamar Braxton‘s “Broken Record.” They speak of such experiences and they are heartbreaking to listen to.
Well, you can take back the violins and bring back the drum for an epic intro. Payback, karma, whatever you want to call it is a real bitch with a vengeance because it’s only been seven days into January 2016, and we’ve been given a response to the aforementioned regretful circumstances with the hashtag of #WasteHisTime2016. There’s also #WasteHerTime2016 but it’s not as clever or hilarious because there’s nothing funny about how for too long men (or boys) have thought it was okay to treat women as overtly replaceable or unworthy of love and affection and attention. As asinine as it sounds, there is something devilishly comedic about turning the tables on guys that have done you wrong. Of course, there’s been some minor backlash with some commentating that those engaging in #WasteHisTime2016 will be #AloneOnValentinesDay2016, and that the trend is petty. But’s it’s been a long time coming. And at over a million tweets as of today, #WasteHisTime2016 is a movement.
Read some of the best tips to waste time below. #SorryNotSorry #ZEROFUCKSGIVEN #SwagBack