I know prostitution is the oldest profession. I know hookers are people too. I know sex is just sex. I get it. But here’s a tip: when on a first date don’t tell someone that you’ve slept with one.
I met a man named Todd through a friend of a friend. He was athletic, attractive, formerly a successful day trader turned high school teacher, and polite. He was great on paper and easy on the eyes so when he asked me out for dinner I said yes quickly.
The first 15 minutes of the date went great. In fact, we were flirting and laughing from the word go, but somehow the conversation changed and everything was lost. He started reminiscing about his career in finance when he mentioned that the partying and hookers just got to be too much so he had to get out.
“Hookers, really?” I questioned.
“Yeah, sure. It’s not that uncommon, I’m sure every man you know has slept with one. At least I’m honest.”
Unfortunately the date didn’t end here. For whatever reason I wanted to act like it didn’t bother me. But holy cow, it bothered me.
Is it true, do all men sleep with prostitutes? Even the educated, confident, honest men that I know?