Here are some actual messages guys have sent me. (Don’t be like them.)
From OkCupid, last November
Setup: a 20-something started flirting with me: “Hey, sexy,” and stuff like that.
Me: You’re far too young for me, but thank you for putting a smile on my face.
Him: Oh, baby. I could put so much more on your face.
(Okay, that one was so corny, I spat wine because I was laughing so hard. I didn’t respond to him anymore, but dang if I don’t still giggle when I think of this!)