People Are Mad Over Delta's Cute, Harmless Little Napkins, No Wonder Love Is Dead In 2019
Start writing a post
Swoon

People Are Mad Over Delta's Cute, Harmless Little Napkins, No Wonder Love Is Dead In 2019

Cute, harmless napkins...no wonder love is dying in 2019

26
People Are Mad Over Delta's Cute, Harmless Little Napkins, No Wonder Love Is Dead In 2019

With Valentine's Day approaching fast, Coca-Cola and Delta teamed up for a marketing campaign. They passed out napkins encouraging passengers to swap numbers with their "plane crush."

A simple way of saying, "hey, you're on a plane with a bunch of people you don't know and that don't know you. Why don't you take a shot? You never know, you're one true love could be on this very plane! And if not, you'll never see them again anyway!"

Or, at least that's how they intended.

The majority of people, on the other hand, are not so pleased. Some people are saying the napkins are a form of harassment and that it's just downright creepy. While I could see some people's reasoning behind it being a little creepy, it's far from being anywhere close to harassment.




The goal of the napkins was to get people to break from their comfort zone.

Most of our dating lives are hookup centric and revolve around swiping left or right. The napkins were just a cute, innocent way to break the ice IRL without any dating apps.

I can't imagine why a cute little napkin would have so many people in an uproar.

I can understand where some could get that as creepy, but it's entirely harmless. The person is giving you their name and number. They aren't requesting yours. They aren't making you give your number out to strangers on a plane. All they're doing is trying to encourage people to jump out of their comfort zone and take a risk.

Many people are so scared to date in this day and age that they've lost all hope in trying. This napkin was a way to encourage them that, while you may not always get a call back, you won't know if you don't try.

The ones that are finding it as a form of harassment...what makes it that way? Because someone finds you attractive and would like to get to know you?

This is why dating is starting to die away. People are scared of taking the risk of talking to someone they don't know, in fear that they will get falsely accused of harassing someone when they just want to get to know them.

It's one thing to be hesitant in this day and age about grand gestures to ask people out, but in some ways, it's also keeping us from finding the love we deserve.

Even if you aren't interested, the worst that happens is you either tell them you aren't interested to their face or you just say thank you, and throw away the number and you never see them again—you are on a plane after all.



Someone trying to give you their number is in no way shape or form a sign of harassment. If they are consistently throughout the entire flight poking you, trying to get your number, asking multiple times, etc. THAT is harassment.

Dating isn't going to survive if we don't start taking risks in life. Delta and Coca-Cola didn't do anything wrong and they should definitely NOT apologize for trying to be a little helpful in people meeting one another.

If you find offensiveness in Delta and Coca-Cola's cute napkins, you may be part of the problem.

Report this Content
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1405744

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

873049
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

833432
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

539090
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

338626
Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?

467423

Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.

318841

Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

214928
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments