This woman's Tinder profile pic sparked a passionate toilet paper debate on social media
When you check your messages on Tinder, you usually know what to expect. Someone saying "hey," a second person saying "hey," a third person saying "hey," an unsolicited photo of someone's junk. Romance is still alive! But sometimes you'll be surprised. Amorous admirers will scour your profile and comment on the most unexpected detail.
On Twitter, writer Hana Michels shared her Tinder profile, which is pretty funny. In the photo, she's in the bathroom, wearing a towel and a shower crap, brushing her teeth with a shocked expression. The bio reads,"WHO LET YOU IN HERE?" Hana wrote, "This is my tinder profile. I’ve had it for a year. This is my tinder profile. I’ve had it for a year. 23 men have contacted me to say I’m incorrect about toilet paper."
For years, there has been a contentious debate over the proper way to hang toilet paper. Some people prefer the "under" method, where the loose sheet of paper hangs closest to the wall. Others prefer the "over" method, where the loose sheet of paper hangs closest to the person on the throne. This debate has ruined relationships, destroyed families and started civil wars in many countries.
Hana's tweet went viral, gleaning 13,000 likes and 3,000 comments. Clearly, many people feel passionate about this subject. Not everyone follows the issues, but everyone uses tissues. In a follow-up tweet, Hana revealed that her profile is open to women too, but only men have contacted her about toilet paper. That might be because men are more passionate about TP, or it might be because men love telling women they're wrong.
As you can tell from Hana's photo, she is an "under" lady. We commend her for her courage, to share such a polarizing personal detail with the word. For many people, the "under" method of hanging toilet paper is a dealbreaker. In the replies, Hannah's roommate, Allie, wrote, As your friend I say, 'f--k them' but as your roommate I say, 'they have a point.'"
Many people defended the 'under' method, because when the toilet paper is hung that way, cats can't play with it. "I've two cats who will throw a party unraveling the roll all over the floor if I install it overhand," wrote one individual. Another one commented, "My old cat used to love pawing it down to get it to stream out everywhere, but when I changed it to the position you have it in then it merely made an incredibly irritating noise at 3am in the morning."
There might a definitive answer on the over/under debate. Seth Wheeler invented perforated toilet paper in 1891, and in the diagram for his patent, the toilet paper is hung using the 'over' method.
But maybe Seth Wheeler didn't own cats. Anyway, if you can't think of any good opening lines on Tinder, try asking about their position on toilet paper.