Human relationships are extremely complicated and we are all looking for different things in a partner. We all also think that other people are looking for a specific thing in us, which we may or may not have to offer. A man named Stephen Vickers, who works in the agricultural industry in Texas, tweeted very confidently about what he has to offer the ladies and ended up attracting a lot of attention he didn’t want.
"My housing is paid for. I make a good salary," he wrote. "I get health insurance, 401k, 700 lbs of beef a year, and I live on a couple hundred acres. I’m a puncher by trade with a bachelors degree. And I swear you women would rather have a loser than a provider. It’s sad."
Wow! I don't know much about the beef industry, but 700 pounds sure sounds like a lot. Definitely more than I could comfortably eat over the course of the year. If he'd just listed his qualifications and said, "Anyone want a date?" I might have been one of his Reply Gals.
But the weird addition about how women only want losers is a whine as old as time. Guys always say it is women who are messed up about relationships and it's not anything that they're doing. These kinds of statements often attract a lot of pushback, which Vickers definitely got. Some people were genuinely annoyed. Most people, though, were really caught up on the amount of beef he advertised and what that could mean for a relationship:
In Vicker's defense, he did later tweet that he believes "teamwork makes the dream work. I'm not looking to hold anyone down, only build them up," he wrote.
He also seems to have a sense of humor, joking that the power of beef is keeping people's nasty comments from affecting his morale:
Though eventually, he went mute and private on Twitter:
Guess he found the beef girl of his dreams. That's all any of us can hope for, even if we have to make do with far less beef per year to display to prospective mates.