First, I am not certain that I am not taking this too personally, but I really don't think I am.
Second, I wear these particular shoes, Dark Sister does, too, as does Dark Mother. These shoes give a very distinct tan line.
I didn't know that the manufacturer's webpage had all sorts of pictures of people wearing said shoes and showing off their tan lines, but had just discovered this the other day with Dark Sister. Dark Sister and I like to joke about our tan lines, especially because they make my initials
I was excited about finding the page mostly because I thought it was really cool, so I shared with Dark Boyfriend.
Dark Boyfriend looked at a few, shook his head, and said, "That's disgusting." I was totally taken by surprise by that statement and replied, "Why?"
His response was, "I think tan lines are gross and I don't like those shoes."
This is the first time I have ever heard him say a) he hates tan lines and b) he hates my shoes...the shoes I wear 300 days out of the year and the tan lines I joke about all of the time.
I was too taken aback to reply, but I am hurt by the insult. How do I tell him how rude I thought it was, too, to tell me what I wear/have is disgusting rather than just saying he isn't a fan?
FWIW, I've known him for 12 years and we've been dating
for over 2.