Don't Get Fooled By This Guy Who Supposedly "Flipped Out" On A Girl That Asked About His Job On Bumble
And that - my friends - is a little something we call the 'long con' (no pun). I'll admit, he almost had me there for a second too. I was scratching my head wondering why some guy named Connor was so hesitant to talk about his job when every Connor that has ever worked in finance has always been so quick to bring up their long term earning potential. My mind was absolutely blown that he wasted such little time in attacking a girl for being a gold digger when people of his namesake and job title usually flock to those types. Then I came to a realization. We all took the bait. Every last one of us. If you think that Connor was on the other end of this conversation fuming about a career question then you have fallen directly into his spider web of self importance.
You see that last message. Yup, the one where he braggadociously proclaims that he makes 300K a year? That's what we should all take away from this interaction, because that's all he REALLY wanted to say from the beginning. You see, Connor used to start Bumble interactions by telling girls his salary. Unfortunately, he's learned over the course of those all-too-abrupt conversations that his bank account wasn't their primary concern. They were looking for an iota of substance. Just a mere particle of personality. Suffice to say from the screenshots above that those aren't Connor's best qualities. That's when he realized he couldn't just start by throwing decimal points at perspective dates like they were Excel Spreadsheets. He had to find a clever way to bring up his financial stability without coming off as conceited. Well, what better way to tell people how rich you are by then by acting super sensitive about your profession until you are "provoked" into dropping your bottom line? Connor might "sound" angry, but in reality he did the most cringeworthy fist pump of all time when this girl asked about work. She gifted him the opportunity to transition a mildly related question into the answer that he was dying to give the whole time. Now, this convo had the same result as the previous ones in that he still looks like a pretentious asshole and he still has the driest dick on the block, but at least he can leave behind Ashley rationalizing that she forced him to tell her his annual income.
P.S. Stay out of this Bumble. You didn't want something like this to happen the you should have banned all Connor's from downloading...
It has been brought to our attention that you lost your cool on one of our female users named Ashley. She made small talk, you felt personally attacked.
She mentioned her work day and asked about yours; you assumed that she was prying into your financial status.
We are going to venture a guess into the state of mind of Ashley here, given that we are all working women ourselves. Take a seat, because this concept may blow your mind.
Women nowadays work. It’s happened over time, we know, but a vast majority of women from our generation have jobs.
With that in mind — and knowing that Ashley simply mentioned work in the conversation — we can gather that she wasn’t hoping to figure out if your wallet was sizeable enough for her to move into your house and start cooking dinner for you after vacuuming your living room while you clock in a 9 to 5 work day.
Instead, Ashley was (wait for it, Connor, because this is where things really get interesting), viewing herself as an equal.
It might sound crazy, but people connect over the basic routines of life. You know… the weather, working out, grabbing a drink, eating, and working.
And while you may view this as “neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist-cancer”, and rant about the personal wounds you are trying to heal from classic “entitled gold-digging whores,” we are going to keep working.
We are going to expand our reach and make sure that women everywhere receive the message that they are just as empowered in their personal lives as they are in the workplace.
We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated.
We are going to hope that one day, you come around. We hope that the hate and resentment welling up inside of you will subside and you’ll be able to engage in everyday conversations with women without being cowardice to their power.
But until that day comes, Connor, consider yourself blocked from Bumble.
The Bumble Hive