For those of you who don’t know, “Netflix and Chill” is a phrase this generation has created as a way to ask one another to hang out. Usually, when someone asks you to “Netflix and Chill,” they’re really asking:
Do you want to come over and hang out on my gross dorm room bed which God knows what else has been on it and watch a poorly made LifeTime movie while I awkwardly touch your leg and occasionally side glance at your chest.
Sure, sounds great see you soon. NOT. Are you kidding me? This is what romance has come to? What happened to asking me to grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat? What happened to flowers and opening doors and goodnight kisses?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love just relaxing and hanging out occasionally. But if you’re asking me to “Netflix and Chill” right after we first meet, I’m going to say I’d honestly rather shoot myself in the foot or like in the arm or something. If I want to watch Netflix, I’m going to do it in the safety of my own comfy bed while funneling a bag of popcorn into my mouth.
The ONLY thing worse than boys thinking asking to “Netflix and Chill” is an acceptable thing to do, is girls who say things like, “I’m not the kind of girl who wants to go on dates and have you buy me dinner, I honestly just want to Netflix and Chill.” You, sweetie, are the worst kind of person. I have heels higher than your standards. Have some respect for yourself! Don’t be ashamed to say “hey guy, treat me like a lady or leave me alone.”
Does this make me a brat? A Princess? 20 years ago- absolutely not. This was the only acceptable way of thinking. In 2015 though? Most likely. Which is really shitty.
I only hope that there are still some men out there who respect this way of thinking, because I’m not changing my mind anytime soon.