My son was laughing and grinning that genuine, lights-up-my-heart smile of his. Whatever was delighting him so much, I wanted in on. So, with sweet affection in his voice for his friend, he told me that one of his college friends back east is using this hook up app. His friend had just been introduced to a gal and was fretting about how to take the next step of reaching out to her. He wanted to be impressive and do the expected, right thing - whatever that is. So the insane guesswork was making him feel unsure and hesitant. It's so much easier to just be real, to just be yourself, but that's not what this hook up app is for.
So my son suggested that he text her: (suave voice) Hello there. His friend did. The gal didn't miss a beat and texted him right back with: (seductive glance) Hi. At which point my son's friend panicked and promptly blocked her!
The day before, my son had told me about a wonderful guest lecture he'd attended on campus by Donna Freitas, author