12. This realist
I mean, it’s kinda true.
13. The “pro-dildo” guy
Bummer that I was in such a rush to whip out one of Carrie’s infamous sex lines that I didn’t even READ what he had said correctly. But good to know that this guy is proudly “pro-dildo”. I don’t know any women who are “anti-masturbation” for men, but plenty of guys who think they’re special snowflakes for acknowledging that women masturbate.
14. The man who thought I was fake.
No, sparkle-emoji-user, I am very real!
15. This defeatist.
In the end, I was thankful for Carrie’s lines. Having a script erased a lot of the pressure I feel when trying to drum up conversation with a stranger. The experiment underlined the fact that most guys are at least willing to *try* with conversation — even if they’re just doing their best to respond to weird, cryptic monologues. If so many people will vibe with Carrie’s corny ass, it’s not like I’m going to be hella judged if my opening joke doesn’t land.
The emotional one-liners were also really fun, because who among us isn’t looking for a soul mate? Women especially spend a lot of effort trying to look chill and casual (“Hahaha I also am dating like, six other people right now, lol, it’s cool! Don’t worry, I definitely did not talk about you like you were my boyfriend to my family or anything!”). Using Carrie’s quotes was a fun way to vicariously live out any and all no-chill fantasies I had about leading with my true monogamous freak flag.
I will admit that I felt a little guilty about the experiment at first. I’m someone who is baseline always a little scared that guys are trolling me (Is every hot guy who’s ever hooked up with me just doing so for some sick She’s All That-like bet?). But then I remembered the guy who took Carrie’s infamous “some women aren’t meant to be tamed,” line as an okay to segue into talking about handcuffs, and then I don’t feel that bad.