Ok I’m going to be quite blunt about it. Why oh why does it seem that everyone is so vain? I am trying to figure it out, were we as humans always vain and it is only now that we are provided with oodles of opportunities to showcase it? Or is it the introduction of social media that gives people the idea to think it’s perfectly acceptable to post albums titled “Me (:” and also technology aiding us in our vanity, webcams, cell phones having a front facing camera. “Ooooh I look cute on skype let me screenshot it and show everyone” “My pecs are looking great let me stand in front of my bathroom mirror and take a photograph of my reflection”. Unfortunately I know what many people’s bathrooms look like from the shower curtain to the tiles and not because I’ve been in it because of their need to show off what their god given genetics gave them. Now here is the worst part while I shouldn’t excuse it for women and as sexist or unfair as I might sound I give it a little leeway when coming into contact with selfie pic loving girls, I suppose since women are more known for being into their primping and preening, but what I didn’t expect was to see how into themselves guys can be. For example, last night I was volunteering at a charity fashion show one of the male models started chatting me up and asked me for my instagram and I was feeling quite stoked to be receiving some male attention. Fast forward to my walk home that night I already felt my stomach drop. I should have known ,earlier that day five seconds into contact with him he mentioned he was a model about three times “So where do you go to scho-?” “Oh I’m a full time model” “What do you like to do for fun?” “I’m a model” “This bread tastes awesome” “Oh I can’t eat that I’m a model”. So anyways a few clicks on my iphone and my face feels red hot from second hand embarrassment hundreds and I mean hundreds of photos of himself I had to scroll quickly and couldn’t even bear to look at any individual ones let alone click on it. But no this isn’t the first time, my last failed love interest was also a narcissistic selfie snapping fanatic which I did not find out until after hooking up with him and already it being too late and talking him up to my friends. I then had to pretend that I did not know his last name to prevent my friends from googling him and seeing the plethora of #ootd’s (outfit of the day) the mirror effect selfies it’s just too embarrassing to go into detail. I’ve also had another love interest ask if I wanted to see his cast and received a shirtless bathroom mirror facing photo oh and a sliver of the sight of a purple cast. I am now almost terrified now if any male that I find attractive adds me on any type of social media, because it’s always too late I’ve already talked him up to my friends, I’ve already fantasized about our future dates to then find upon the press of that friend request button I am faced with selfies, oooh look at my pecs, ooh look at me drunk at this party, ooh look at me on halloween I am shirtless with a bowtie (what the fuck costume is that?). And as all of you I’m sure know your friends are keen to see what this dreamy person looks like and it’s too late you either have to lie and say you don’t have them on facebook (then quickly delete them) or suddenly seem to have lost interest. Then again I also think it’s my fault I obviously may just have terrible taste in men and it isn’t programmed in all humans to find the nearest self reflecting object and photograph it in hopes to awe all of us with their beauty. Maybe it’s just programmed in the ones I’ve unfortunately chosen.