Sundays Are For Sliding In DM’s

So I thought Sundays were for self-care. But apparently I missed the memo because in actuality they are really for sliding in the DM’s.

Imagine you are meal prepping and minding your business on a Sunday morning like I was and you get this text message:

Good morning baby. We met on Plenty of Fish and never linked up. Hit me back so I can show you my mushroom head on my eggplant. I can bring smoke, drink & powder. Send me an updated pic.

I am sure you can imagine the look on my face when this message popped up on my iPhone. Something is clearly wrong with this entire situation. First off, I don’t know this man. Second, I am not on Plenty of Fish or any other dating app for that matter. Third, who in the hell is sliding in my DM’s offering up their mushroom head on their eggplant? Sir…I am not here for any of this on a beautiful 67 degree day in NYC during the winter. Goodbye! Clearly people are still giving out fake numbers because I imagine that’s how this dude ended up with mine.

I couldn’t help myself so I decided to respond and see what happens. If you know me, I can be a bit of a jokester and a smart ass at times and sent a response back his way:

Ummmm, I don’t want to see your mushroom head on your eggplant. I don’t know you and you must have been given the wrong number. Please stop violating my phone.

And sure enough this fool responded back with an apology. I was just completely dead at that moment. I know he had to be embarrassed. But at least he was nice enough to apologize.

Since getting divorced, I have always had a bit of a reluctance toward dating and kind of have an unwritten rule that I don’t and won’t use dating apps. They just seem kind of icky to me and like I am trying too hard to find someone. I have girlfriends that encourage me to get on the various apps and try them out for fun, but as of right now, I haven’t been able to get myself to do it. But to each his own. If you like them, I love them. I kind of prefer to meet people naturally in person. Call me old school, but it is what it is.

After this experience, I’m curious to know if this is how it’s going down in these dating app streets? Because if dating apps turn into foolishness like this in my DM’s, I am not here for it.

What’s been your experience with dating apps? Sound off and let me know if you recommend any app in particular. Who knows, I may just turn over a new leaf in 2020.



I am Sandra, the gal behind Thanks for coming along with me on my journey. I'm trusting and enjoying the process and excited to be living my life out loud unapologetically. I currently reside in Brooklyn, NY.

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