If you haven't seen the headlines (and if you had asked me when I was in journalism classes if I thought this would be considered "news," I would have laughed at you), Geraldo Rivera, in a quest to prove he's still desirable, tweeted a half-naked pic saying that 70 is the new 50.
Guys, that may be so, but guess what? I can safely speak for the majority of straight and bi women when I say that WE DON'T WANT YOU TO TWEET OR TEXT YOUR JUNK. Any of it. At any age. ESPECIALLY UNINVITED.
This should go without saying, no? But I find myself thrilled that I got married before texting photos and Twitter were super popular, because I don't have to deal with things like...
1. Having one date with a guy, saying nicely it wouldn't work out, and then having him text every few months afterwards, at 4 a.m., once with a naked picture. (Yes, this really happened to my friend, who was mostly offended that he was in a ... relaxed mood. Don't ask me.)
Tip for the uninitiated: unless we ask you for naked pics, WE DON'T WANT ANY ON OUR PHONES. If we do ask, you had better pray that a. no one else ever gets a hold of that phone, b. we never break up with you, and c. you never give us a reason to share said pic.
2. Having no dates with a guy who kept nagging, and then, thinking it would cause a change of heart, text a naked picture. (Yes, this really happened to another friend.)
Who in their right mind was going to say, "Well! I wasn't going to give you the time of day, but I've changed my mind now, based on the totally unsolicited picture of your junk. Here I come, handsome!"
Seriously, why do some guys do this and think it's cool? Oh wait...they want to run for mayor in New York. I get it now.