what do you think about winking?
winking — the real kind — makes me think of my dad. or my poppa. or an aunt or uncle. it’s that knowing gesture that a grownup gives a kid to say, “hey kiddo, we’re in on this joke together.” there’s something fun to it. done right, it can be a charming gesture.
that said, a wink can also go wrong. like this:
or like this:
strangely, winking is a default setting on most online dating sites, designed to let you show interest in a person without “going through the trouble” of writing an actual email. basically, you’re taking a courtship method that was already devoid of real effort, and reducing it even further to one click.
the wink: for when you care enough to hit ENTER.