Christine Kim / Daily Nexus

Stamps! Who doesn’t like stamps? They’re little, sticky, and have funny drawings of dogs and airplanes on them. They’re the universal symbol of sending and receiving messages, and were the main MacGuffin in Thomas Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49.“ Since it’s nearing that special time of year, I thought to myself, “why don’t I see what the fairer sex has to say about stamps?” Here are 30 girls I met on tinder (their names have been changed) and their opinions on stamps. Love is in the mail.

Me: What do you think of stamps?


1. Nancy: I think they’re pretty postal

They’re very postal, Nancy. In fact, they’re exclusively postal.

2. Carol: Yes

Well put, Carol.

3. Sylvia: Like for mailing stuff?

Sylvia, what do you think of when you hear “stamps”?

4. Alexandra: Haha

I was serious.

5. Danielle: Wtf you mean

There’s no need to curse, Dana.

6. Michelle: Yes I have

That’s fantastic, Michelle.

7. Allison: Looking for a good time;) add me on kik

Allison was later revealed to be looking for something else entirely.

8. Linda: That’s one way to start a convo

Yes. It really is, Linda.

9. Kara: lol

Thanks for giving me something to work with, Kara.

10. Jenna: I’ve never even seen a stamp

I had to take a walk after this one.

11. Amy: I think I saw one once

I’ve been taking a lot of walks recently.

12. Tracy: They’re too expensive

Damn straight.

13. Shawna: My grandpa gave me stamps before he died

Shawna’s Grandma is doing well, if anyone was curious.

14. Elizabeth: I like them

Elizabeth, if you’re out there, call me.

15. Lily: They’re stupid

Lauren, if you’re out there, call me (I’m a complex guy).

16. Lana: Hahah

She unmatched with me a day later.

17. Jess: Wtf

I later explained to Jess what stamps were and she apologized for getting so hostile.

18. Chelsea: They’re pretty postal

Is there some sort of joke book in the girl’s bathroom I’m unaware of?

19. Tara: What kind of stamps


20. Tanya: I think we have a class together

Don’t avoid the question, Tanya.

21. Anna: ???

I mean it’s a straightforward enough question, right?

22. Stephanie: (unmatched)

I guess she really didn’t like stamps.

23. Nadia: Would you stop asking that lol

I would if you’d answer, Nadia.

24. Jenny: Why

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

25. Helen: Like for the mail

I think I need a new hobby.

26. Rachel: …..

Stamps must be a delicate subject in Rebecca’s house.

27. Madison: no


28. Lauren: hmmmmm

Some say she’s still thinking about it to this very day.

29. Katrina: Do you party

Not with you, Kayla.

30. Alexis: Stick around and find out (laughing emoji)

I did. She doesn’t.


Ryan Watt is a film and English major and is really just trying to focus on his career right now.