A Grand Strand politician took to Twitter on Valentine's Day to give some advice on relationships, and his tweets have attracted national attention.
State Representative Thad Viers tweeted advice including, "MOVIE NIGHT? Great idea! Why not tke ur girl to a strip club w/ a buffet? Exception: romantic dinner @ home then The Notebook" and "Balloons. Unless you're an a** clown DO NOT SEND UR GIRL Balloons. It screams "let's tryout for the circus" NO balloons!"
Viers withdrew in January from the Seventh District Congressional race after being charged with harassing his ex-girlfriend.
His term in the statehouse is up at the end of this year. He's not running for re-election.
He says the entire thing was sarcasm, and that it's possible that was lost on Twitter, but he's not too worried about it.
"Sarcasm is an under appreciated art," Viers told NewsChannel 15 Wednesday.
Many voters were not impressed by the sarcastic tweets.
"It's inappropriate and perverted," Myra Tanner said. "This is degrading to women."
"Most of the people who read them, appreciated it. I am surprised at how much attention this has gotten," Viers said. Adding that he has gained more than 100 new Twitter followers since Tuesday and has even been solicited for anniversary advice.
What do you think of Viers' tweets? Leave us a comment below and let us know.
Here is the full list of tweets:
"Thad Viers- Rules of Valentines Day for guys starting in 15 mins. #sctweets"
"Rule #1-Balloons. Unless you're an a** clown DO NOT SEND UR GIRL Balloons. It screams "let's tryout for the circus" NO balloons!! #sctweets"
"#2-BE ORIGINAL. Every guy sends flowers to a girls work. Congrats Rookie! How about unique Red Roses? Take her flowers= NO ROSES #sctweets"
"#3 MOVIE NIGHT? Great idea! Why not tke ur girl to a strip club w/ a buffet? Exception: romantic dinner @ home then The Notebook #sctweets"
"#4 THE CARD. Don't Be Gay! Who wants a card with fairies & cupids? Humor wks. Funny is sexy. Simple note-expresses love=winning! #sctweets"
"#5 THE GIFT No jewlry-trst me she won't apprec it. No teddy bear-esp purple! U into carebears?Go for the TD-1.5 hr mass gft cert. #sctweets"
"#6 FIRST DATE-Ur a loser! Who gs on 1st dte on Vday. ?you treat her like a Kennedy mistress you'll be big pimpng lke Jay-Z? No! #sctweets"
"#7 DINNER-easy to mess up. Think experience not PRICE. Its about her! Flirt. She is sexy & if she is lucky she MIGHT get dessert. #sctweets"
"#8 LITTLE THINGS COUNT-No, don't make her a love sng CD like a renegade Christmas elf. Open her door/Compliment her for no reason. #sctweets"
"#9 BE ADVENTUROUS- I like to fght on top of trains & kill terrists,ur girl may jst wnt to wlk on the beach wth no shoes. Love her! #sctweets"
"#10 ATTIRE-Dres in a blk suit w/ blk tie. Frml, bt redy to prty. R u drsed fr funeral? Mybe u r-esp if she pshes u in frt of bs. #sctweets "
"#11 WINE- Don't go to a gas station-but if u do-pickot the chepest& then try to sell it as expensive! It will improve ur skills. #sctweets"
"#12 BE THOUGHTFUL-not in a "did u wear the high heels I like," but a "How r u feeling? How was wrk" That shld easily kill 2 hrs. #sctweets"
"#13 IMPRESS-Women love ALPHA males NOT metro. Hve frind come up & compliment u abot stoping a robbery. Is it true?Does it matter? #sctweets"
"#14 DETAILS-don't forget small details. ITS ABOUT HER! Get ur car cleaned, don't get new cologne-chump and get ready to own it! #sctweets"
"#15 SONGS-if u have a special love song for ur lady-do her a favor-DON'T SING. It screams sissy/nancy! Prof singers excluded. #sctweets"
"#16 POETRY-Are you Wordsworth, Tennyson, or Viers? Then don't write poetry. You will end up be compared to me and found lacking. #sctweets"
"#17-FINAL- remember these words- Own it, Archer, Its About Her, Something about love, listen, special and Alpha male. #sctweets"
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