How ‘I don’t have Facebook’ became the new annoying ‘I don’t watch TV’



If you happened to be on OkCupid sometime in the past ten years (poor, familiar souls), you were likely to have come across a good-looking person with a frighteningly mediocre profile. Halfway down the page, right after they expressed their passion for basic needs (food, sleep), there it’d be, the sentence clause of your nightmares: “I don’t watch TV.” Usually, the author would follow it up with a gentle assertion of their intellectual superiority—“I prefer to read books,” or “I’d much rather see an independent film, or take a walk.” As thrilling as “taking a walk” might have been for some, still others (points at self) felt their sedentary little hearts shatter. Read more…

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