These men sit behind the safety of their computer, where they can be pervy and disgusting to women without getting punched/slapped/a drink thrown on them in real-life. Doesn't matter what the woman's looking for, who she is, what she's about - anything goes.
For the most-part, it's relatively amusing - but soon it grows tiresome and actually very insulting. No matter what you're looking for online (a relationship or even a non-creepy casual hook-up), you do not deserve to receive perverse and unsolicited messages from the freaks of Internet Land.
So I was really excited when I came across this little project by Boston-based artist, Anna Gensler. She decided to give Internet Dating Creeps a taste of their own medicine - anyone who was rude and derogatory to her on OKCupid was drawn "sad-naked" with tiny little willies. Follow her on Instagram to see them all.
Gensler: "when someone does something I think is rude, I always want to give them a taste of their own medicine. I’m an artist, and I try to use art as my weapon, even though that sounds so lame"
Gensler: "I feel like the guys who are really creepy don’t even bother to read my profile at all. They’re just like, “This girl has two arms and two legs.”
Gensler:"I started doodling how I would imagine them naked … except sad-naked. It was the most immature thing I could think of, because their pickup lines are the most juvenile, basic things, but also still oddly offensive."
Gensler: "I put a warning to guys on there: “I’m going to draw you naked if you send me rude messages,” and linked back to the Instagram."
Gensler: "Some of them get really angry and say a bunch of mean stuff. Some of them get a little bit offended and say, “Why am I so fat? My facial hair doesn’t really look like that. My nipples are smaller than that!”... But a couple of guys have actually said smart things after I sent it to them. But if you’re smart and seem like a normal person, why are you using opening lines like “I love butt sex”?"