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Not Here for Steve Harvey’s Dating Hoax

Photo: Steve Harvey TV

Stop before you even hit “like.”

Take your finger off that “share” button.

And for the love of all that’s fair and right, cease and desist with your he-man woman-hating club commentary.

This ridiculous dating video hoax perpetrated by Steve Harvey is being heralded as some Batman beacon for all the “nice guys” out there.

But really, it’s not that deep.  In fact, this is straight up trolling at its worst. Please, if it hasn’t trickled across your timeline, watch this brief clip.  I’ll wait.

Done? Okay.

Watching two clearly materialistic sisters act like rude clowns on a date is painful.  They ask the two men questions about their finances and the number of bedrooms in their homes.  At one point, they begin (on a date, no less) offering to hook the guys up with their other friends…or as I’m guessing given the lack of sparks on this encounter…frenemies.

Nothing about their arrogant behavior is defensible, so don’t think I am planning to try.  However, I will point out there is wrongdoing on both ends of the issue.

One: Deception is afoot.  The men are disguised to look less attractive, complete with at least one fuzzy George Jefferson hairpiece and even the artificial yellowing of their teeth.

Two: Steve’s point seems to be that the women were somehow wrong for not wanting to be attracted to their dates in this state.  And even more importantly, the host seems to be implying the ladies missed out by being shallow.  Isn’t it shallow to think the women would regret their behavior solely because one of the men has the bank to shop where Steve does?

Let’s get super realistic up in this piece.  Men are known to judge women on looks.  Maybe your boo will eventually get to know your good heart, unselfish nature or rocket scientist IQ, but here’s betting he didn’t approach you at the coffee shop because he sensed these awesome qualities.

Women are known to also base men’s attractiveness on looks.  Shocker!  All those likes for @postbadbeards aren’t because we ladies hate the scent of Magic Shave.

So why is it wrong for these twins to take a look, decide they don’t want someone with niblet corn-colored teeth or a very fake-looking piece of felt glued to their bald heads ?  I don’t agree with the WAY they handled the lack of physical appeal, but it does work my last nerve when so-called good guys lament not being given a chance meanwhile entertaining offers from only Beyoncé and Lupita-level women. (Cry about the friend zone all you want, some of y’all deserve to be there.)

And if what’s inside is so important, why was the shocking conclusion of this decepti-date simply that these men actually have money?  Nothing was said about their kindness, willingness to feed the hungry, love for their mamas, or even cooking skills.  Who knows what kind of people they are?

But they WERE better simply because of their earning potential, it appears. Steve essentially stared at one’s pricey footwear, mentioned they have the ability to shop where he does and lauded the real estate acumen of the other.

That’s pure materialism.

Evaluating someone on a checking account balance is just as ridiculous as dismissing them for a bad toupee.

So for those of you out here shouting out in agreement that “these women out here” are only out for money and focused on appearance, I’d advise you to focus your ire solely on these ill-mannered twins.

Because if physical attraction is no longer a fair criteria for evaluating a potential mate, damn near everyone in America can expect to snare a spot on that couch. Hell, save me a seat.