Have you heard about Netflix’s new dating policy?
Allegedly, if you ask someone out once and get rejected, you have to avoid the person who rejected you.
Now companies like Facebook and Google are lookin’ pretty chill with their policies. At least they don’t require their employees to avoid each other. But a little insider’s scoop: It’s a bunch of bullshit. Ginger and I (as well as many other women) have both ambiguously and obviously rejected many a men who #nevergiveup. So, while these policies may seem bumpin’ in the media, IRL, they don’t hold much water. They’re nothing more than PR gimmicks.
I’m sure if I wanted to, I could report the guy from my shuttle (who honestly just doesn’t fucking take a hint) and plenty of designers/recruiters/engineers for “sexual harassment,” but I’m not a prick. I understand people get their hopes up. Plus, we’ve all been brainwashed with that one proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed; Try. Try again” and too much Destiny’s Child, “If at first you don’t succeed, lift yourself up and try again.” We’re really sending the world mixed messages.
What do you think?