Absolutely based. I once got an ugly mf who insisted I "used a green screen and Photoshop" of a really nice selfie near the Pyramids, amongst other negs. He was determined to talk shit. Instant X on that, fuck it.
That's how these guys try to get in with you, they want to pull you into an argument and test the waters to see if you will take their shit and be nice about it. Aka desperate. Acting like they're not the ones who are attracted to YOU, kek.
Manosphere scroties talk about shit testing, when what men do is literally shit dumping. From the insults to the instant expectation of both emotional and sexual labor with no romantic escalation or real reciprocation. It is raining shit out there and I've got my block umbrella out. Lord help any young ladies who are inexperienced and earnestly looking for love.
I got to the point where I only really attempted a first date if they were able to give proper courteous introductions, admitting they find me attractive and would love to talk more about my interests and take me on a date (NOT "hanging out"… especially at his place). He should be orienting towards YOU. Yes, it may be just flattery to some, however, with the "simp" hysteria and manosphere PUA influence everywhere, it is now very painful for a man's ego to admit they're pursuing YOU. It literally hurts them to say you're hot and they wanna do their best. They want to be the prize, that's actually the tagline of the most popular TikTok PUA. Filter out the guys who personally refuse to give you compliments or boost you up whatsoever. The signs are not only in red flags, but the green flags they refuse to tow.
I've followed these guidelines and although I now I very rarely meet guys, the one that passed my scrutiny recently is very much a gentleman and good to me.