So there was this question on a facebook group I am in "Would you date me?" and one of the answers was: "No I am into the ladies" and it was from a native speaker and made me quite confused because I have never used a "the" before ladies. Example:
I'm into guys
I'm into girls
Then it made me think about another turn-of-the-century advertisement geared towards men that went something like "Gents, are the ladies turning you down because your....." and in thie case, saying it without the "the" makes it sound so weird.
So I am curious as to what the actual rule here is. Thanks