A woman with a Ph.D. in planetary science has called out a man she matched with on the dating app Hinge after the potential suitor joked that the woman’s real-life work experience at NASA was likely as “the receptionist.”
She fired back at the failed flirtation by sharing that her mother works as a receptionist – and that judging a woman’s intellect based on her looks isn’t the greatest way to start a potential relationship.
Well, I don’t know, that depends. Complementing women on their appearance is often a good bet. Kidding around in a playful manner is also often a good bet. Probably he was playing the odds. Since online dating is a bit of a crap-shoot, this appears to be rational.
“And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I am single,” McKeown joked of the tale, sharing two screenshots of the Hinge conversation with a bachelor identified only as Mikey.
There might be other reasons, but we will reserve judgement for now.
The two connected after Mikey replied to one of the woman’s profile prompts that read “The dorkiest thing about me is: I worked at NASA.”
“That’s cool, wait ‘til I tell my parents,” Mikey wrote back.
McKeown started a chat, and the bachelor opened up the conversation with a painfully cringe-worthy question.
“So what are you like the receptionist? [Just kidding] you look reasonably smart,” he asked.
An attempt at playful banter. Standard faire. And yes, lots of women are in reception roles, especially younger better looking ones. Playing the odds seemed like a reasonable bet.
Unfazed, the scientist quickly shut down the line with opinions of her own.
“Smart enough to know at least that judging a woman’s intelligence based on her appearance might not be the best way to initiate conversation,” McKeown wrote. “PS. my mother is a primary school receptionist and is the wisest, most inspirational, and kindest person I know. So much so in fact that my PhD. thesis in planetary science is dedicated to her.”
Well actually she seemed kind of fazed to me.
So she pulls rank with a snarky response. Short answer – what guy would want to marry that. Even if he is Dr. Chief Scientist, who says he values intelligence in a future wife, would he view her as potential wife material?
Of course, we don’t know anything about this specific lady, but consider her in the light of the world at large we can. We all know that the path is cleared for women in STEM fields. They receive extra attention, extra this and extra that. In short, the institutions want really, really badly for them to succeed. With such a mentality, one might question something or other about these STEM ladies.
So what do we predict as the future path for this young lady?
P.S. One wonders why NASA even exists anymore.