Family and Relationship

Text Messages from a White Guy (and What to Reply)

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TEXT: “I’m bartending tonight at Portrait, you should drop by! Should be lots of fun ;)”
This is a mass text. You likely met a guy who is just starting out as a bartender and he’s cute, sure, but he doesn’t know what he’s doing here. He sent this text to every girl he’s flirted with lately and half his guy friends (he left out the winky face for them). He doesn’t expect you to go. He hopes you will. If you do go he’ll definitely sneak you a free drink or five.

At the minimum he wants company at his boring-ass bar. At the maximum he has plans to get you or any other lady that responds to this text drunk enough to stick around until the end of his shift and fool around with him. If you’re all for that sort of fling, do it. But know he’s not being discriminating. A simple “Hey Jackie. Great to see you last weekend” before launching into the text listed above would mean he wants to see you for real. The existent version means he threw his hook into the water to see if anyone will bite.

REPLY: Nothing. Any guy that’s mass texting for company likely isn’t that cool. If you think this guy is the one (he isn’t) then ask how many friends you can bring; you don’t want to be sitting there alone all night waiting for him to have enough time to pay you the attention you deserve.

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