Game over t-shirts

By on Aug. 22nd

clip_gameover-1_phixr.jpgNormally I leave this kind of thing to Riona at Godawful Wedding Crap, but I can't help myself. This t-shirt gives me about 10 different kinds of squicks … the sad groom and happy bride, the implications of dating as a game that men "lose" when they commit (because god knows there are no women out there who are total players completely skeeved out by marriage), the suggestion that brides are smug at snagging their hapless, gloomy grooms.

I totally get that this is just comedy, and I don't want to seem like a humorless gender-warrior, but I guess on a certain level I just don't quite understand why it's funny … as a groom, do you really want to be thought of as unhappy about your marriage? As a bride, do you want to be seen as "winning" some game that results in your frowny-face partner being stuck with you for the rest of your lives?