Eve: I don't want people to think I'm "full of myself" in any capacity, but usually when a straight man gets in touch with me privately online—Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, whatever—he's flirting.
If you really don't want it be flirtatious, send me an email.
In contrast, Tinder seems so casual, and the way Tinder tries endlessly to market itself as wholesome and friendly makes it appear as though you could go on there to find friends just as much as you could to find hookups. I didn’t believe the Tinder dating pool would respect a girl who went on the site for any reason other than to meet people to date/hookup with.
Of course, here’s the obligatory #notallmen – sure, there will be some guys on there who are respectful of a girl using the app however she wishes – but for the most part, I assumed most men on there would not be receptive to someone like me.
, investigate the underlying connotations of straight men privately sending these flirty, late night DMs and poorly-taken selfies to millennials.