One food for thought (and there is no shaming in a redline being crossed with you on this)
Men are under strain right now to try to show honesty and openness and trying to not wear masks.
This for some is a way to try to quantify with words this factor.
For men, the other option is to say nothing. I do agree the whole pattern I just described above is not part of a whole and well formed conversation style, but do remember that aspect.
I have used that phrase before, but I also have tried to share some of my experiences first and then followed up with this statement signaling I have nothing to hide and desire to "show" my honesty with action in thought, word, and deed.
What I appreciate more now that I feel more safe and wear less masks (due to real trauma not made up in one's head trauma i.e. anxiety demon). Is to not use and try to use this less, since my honesty and openness is a gift not meant for anyone or everyone.
It took time to realize there were quite a few thirsty biological females who were girls mentally trying to be women in return. My masculinity is special and unique and shouldn't be wasted on people who are shallow, so .... my view now is ... I implicitly stated if you pass my tests you are free to ask me anything you want however, you won't be given the luxury of knowing this. I will sometimes grant that verbal pass to some people that I Feel are really special.
The question then is that person unique and deep enough to get that ....