What to say when a guy asks what you like to do for fun

New GirlA few weeks ago, I went on a Tinder date. It was a disaster. He was a very short and very gay (my gaydar is uncanny) chemistry major. Not even halfway through the date, we

What to say when a guy asks what you like to do for fun

New Girl

A few weeks ago, I went on a Tinder date. It was a disaster. He was a very short and very gay (my gaydar is uncanny) chemistry major. Not even halfway through the date, we were both so clearly disinterested that we just kind of gave up. One very simple question he asked me, however, left me thinking for days after.

So, what do you like to do for fun?

I blanked.

What the fuck do I like to do for fun? I rattled off a couple of mundane, boring activities that are supposed to be fun to get him off my back. Am I not fun? Do I have fun? What is fun? I asked myself. To regain my sanity and reassure myself that I know what fun is, I made a list of fun things I like to do.

Feel free to use any of these in your next job interview or on your next Tinder date.


1. Pick flowers.

2. Play tag.

3. Have staring contests.

4. See how many knots I can tie in a blade of grass; my record is 5.

5. Read cookbooks; my favorite is The Ultimate Cookie Cookbook by Barbara Grunes.

6. Write.

7. See how many swigs of seltzer I can take before my throat feels like its being dissolved
in acid; its usually about 4.

8. Tell my mom shes turning into my grandma; the fun part is seeing her reaction.

9. Call people out on their shit to see how defensive they get.

10. Similar to #9, tell a privileged white boy his joke was actually really offensive and count
how many seconds he says woooooooow for.

11. Peel my nail polish off my nail in a single piece.

12. Flirt shamelessly with people I know Ill never see again; bonus points if I use you have
like, really nice teeth.

13. Flirt with cute little old men, especially if I know Im going to see them again.

14. Do cartwheels.

15. Play One Bite Or Youre a Wimp, a game created by one of my best friends thats
literally exactly what it sounds like.

16. Pick the seeds out of a strawberry.

17. Pop other peoples back pimples; blackheads are my vice.

18. Pluck pretty much all of my eyebrow hairs out to try and resemble Christina Aguilera
circa 2002; true story.

19. Pop blisters with a pin instead of peeling the layer of dead skin off so I can watch the
liquid come out in a steady stream.

20. Get down to Avril Lavigne with my angsty self.

21. Stalk myself on Instagram.

22. Drive a good 15 miles over the speed limit when theres a lot of people around.

23. ZUMBA; arguably better than sex.

24. Put on a shit ton of makeup on days when I know I wont be leaving the house.

25. Ask my little brother over and over if he has a girlfriend until he punches me and/or
cries.

26. Seriously consider what Im going to name my children; I might even whip out my phone
and create a new bb names list in my notes.

27. FaceTime my mom when shes one room over because I just love seeing her beautiful
face so much but Im also a human sloth.

28. Dance to Beyonce; no explanation necessary.

29. Tell people about how my pinky toes dont grow nails.

30. Bake.

31. Get baked.

32. Masturbate; you can never go wrong with this one.

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