Want a date, guys? Ditch these fash­ion fails

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - YOUTH | BILINGUAL - By GEORGEA KOVANIS

They’re dumpy and dorky, silly and bulky, and way too long, usu­ally fall­ing so far past the knees that grown men end up look­ing as if they have short lit­tle elf legs. The big­ger prob­lem, of course, is that the shorts are com­pletely in­au­then­tic in that no­body, ex­cept maybe MacGyver or In­di­ana Jones, needs that many pock­ets and the men who in­sist on these shorts are, alas, nei­ther.

Yes, to the dis­may of peo­ple of fash­ion, men have con­tin­ued to wear cargo shorts, ap­par­ently un­con­cerned about their ap­pear­ance and also un­con­cerned about be­ing au­then­tic — though in the age of not-so-real re­al­ity stars, al­ter­na­tive facts and fake news, per­haps we shouldn’t be sur­prised.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent study by the dat­ing app Hater — it matches peo­ple who hate the same things — guys who love cargo shorts are the least likely men on the site to get a date.

Which, in the in­ter­est of public ser­vice, brings me to other warm-weather dat­ing deal break­ers.

Guys, if you don’t want to spend the sum­mer alone, you’ll need to stop wear­ing these things.

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