One thing I’ve learned is that when you meet someone new and they say something like “I’m a bit mad, hahaha” or “I’ve got the mental age of a 3 year old, hahaha” or “I’m a bit of a misogynist, hahaha” or “I’m a bit of a prima donna, hahaha” or “I want to wear your skin like a tuxedo, hahaha” then you should not treat their gibberings as a joke. Invariably, what they actually mean is one of two things:
1. I’m the most boring person you’ll ever meet. I have invented some quirks to make me seem more interesting. I hope you like them.
2. I have serious problems, which you will inevitably find out about eventually. However, I’m making a show of not taking them seriously. I’m hoping that you won’t take them seriously either, because otherwise our relationship is hopeless, and I’ll forever miss out on my opportunity to wear your skin like a tuxedo.
In either case, there is only one safe response. Just quietly reply “duly noted” and walk away slowly.