Life as a Man

Dating app: Someone has liked you! (Shows very attractive person half my age who lives at some distance, dressed revealingly.)

Inner voice: Must be a bot. Or a pro looking for clients, NTTAWWT. Couldn’t possibly be interested in me. Do not click “yes.”

Inner id monster: If you don’t click yes, there is zero chance you will ever get dem tiddies all up in your face!

Inner voice: If I click yes, the chance is at best .00001%. This person cannot possibly find me attractive, even if they are real. It’s a scam.

Inner id monster: BUT DEM TIDDIES!

…and that, dear reader, is what it is like to be a cis male. What changes over time is the relative volume of the voices.