Interesting conversations with the opposite sex have occurred lately. Specifically one that took place last week at the train station with one of my closest male friends. While I was sitting on his skate, he looked at me strangely enough for me to know that he was about to say I looked weird. And he did. “Why are you wearing sneakers with a skirt? Aren’t you supposed to be fashionable?”, he said in a very judgmental, “I-am-a-guy-and-I-don’t-understand-what-you-are-wearing” kind of voice. Astonished, I replied: “What do you mean? I look awesome!”. “If you were wearing normal shoes I would have checked you out”, he said.
Apart from it being a weird confession, it felt like a low blow. So, by wearing sneakers (Converse) with a skirt I was repelling the opposite sex. At that moment, I understood the preamble in which The Man Repeller is based on. There I was, completely self-confident that I looked good, being criticized by a skater with a shoe lace for belt. Lame.
But it struck me that maybe I have been doing it all wrong; maybe, just maybe, if I dressed differently I would attract more men. Maybe, if I wore a crop top with skinny jeans and sandals, I would be invited to a date every day. Maybe, just maybe.
But that was not the case: I do not dress that way and I do not have a hundred guys hitting on me. Maybe, just maybe, someone will consider me sartorially appealing. So, why don’t you join me in my cause? Will you?