The last two Mondays I have free-written whatever randomness comes to mind. And it’s been a little too much fun. So much fun, in fact, that I’m going to make it my weekly Monday post and even give it a fancy name: Monday’s Random Ramblings.

I can’t promise you quality. I can’t promise you the feels. I can’t promise you anything, really. Except that it will always be raw, it will always be unedited, it will always be all over the place, and it will always be me. Oh, and it will always be done in my pajamas. Always.

Hmmm. What to talk about today…

I have a new favorite thing lately. I mistext people quite on purpose.

You know what mistexting is. It’s where you accidentally send a text message meant for one person to someone else entirely. It’s pretty much a daily thing I do. By accident. But now, it’s something I do on purpose. I mistext people.

Or maybe the proper term would be distext. If disinformation is feeding someone false information on purpose, and misinformation is feeding someone false information by accident, then yes. What I’m doing is distexting people.

Basically, I send people texts that were meant to look like they were intended for other people, but that are really designed to make them somehow feel special and awesome.

My friend was coming to hang out with us last weekend. I distexted him and said, “YAY!!! Larry said he is coming!!! I’m so excited!!! I then quickly followed it with, “LOL, sorry that was meant for Suzy.”

And yes, I’m changing the names to protect my distexts.

I later distexted my sister, and said, “I SO hope [insert sister’s name] is coming to dinner this week. I’ve been missing her like crazy!” I then quickly followed with, “LOL, sorry that was meant for [insert another sibling’s name]! But hey, there are worse texts to accidentally get, right?!”

Don’t ask me why I didn’t use their names there. That one’s easy to bust me on.

Regardless. You get the point. I’ve done it several times to several people now. It’s fun to make people think positive thoughts about the positive thoughts I’m already having about them. It’s fun to let them know that they are wanted.

And just now, I realized… distexts could be great in the dating world.

“OMG, I have the biggest crush right now. Look how cute this girl is. I can’t wait for you to meet her!” Then attach my favorite picture of the very girl I’m distexting. Followed by, “oops, LOL, sorry that was meant for someone else!”

Oooh yeah. Hopefully no girl I ever date reads this. That shit is golden.

“I just met the coolest girl ever, we just had the best first date! I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow!” Dramatic pause. Then followed up with, “oops, LOL, sorry that was meant for someone else!”

Could backfire in the dating world. Could backfire anywhere. But… it could be the greatest idea in the history of texting!!!

And besides. Even if they know it’s a distext, doesn’t it bode well anyway? I mean, even if I knew someone was distexting me something like that, I’d still be flattered because I’d know they wanted me to know they were thinking good thoughts about me.

Distexting. Everyone get on board. It’s the best.

On board.




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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he’s most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It’s an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!