You are single. The little red notification symbol in the left corner of your Facebook homepage pops up. You have a friend request. You have a couple of minutes to spare, so you check out who’s trying to add you. It’s an attractive person of the opposite sex.
You look at a couple of their profile pictures to confirm their attractiveness. The next thing you do is view your mutual friends and their birthday. You have a few mutual friends and they went to your rival high school.
Not a creeper… check!
The next thing you do is check out their relationship status. It reads: “Single.” Score! You landed yourself an available hottie. Congratulations.
Admit it. We all creep on our social media sites. We look at our friend’s albums, who they’re following, what they’re tweeting about and their recent relationship statuses.
It’s only natural human curiosity, right? I recently read an article that stated 1 out of 5 couples now meet online. I didn’t look too much into the article but I was a little shocked.
The traditional form of meeting the opposite sex has dramatically changed thanks to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and online dating websites.
The wonderful world of online communication has united us all, but is that a good thing?
Not only can you meet people on these sites, but you can also do some digging into someone’s recent activity to answer questions about someone you are about to go out on a date with. Technology has changed the game of dating.
I even read an article about a website that will give you real life Facebook girlfriend for payment of $5 a week. The Brazilian company has surprisingly a large customer base.
Our vocabulary has even changed. We use social media words all the time without even realizing it. For example the statement “Facebook official” means are you in a relationship on Facebook. If you are not, then you and your significant other are not that serious.
Another funny joke that I’ve seen on Pinterst and Tumbler is the act of “Liking” the opposite sexes picture or status on Facebook being translated to being interested in a person. This misconception is constantly being taken out of context. I find it rather amusing.
I can only image what the future holds for all of you single social media users out there. Be sure to take advantage of the Internet and do your research.