I watch my teenage nieces and their dramatic Facebook status updates and can’t help but feel relieved. I am so thankful that I never had Facebook in my teen years. I should send Zuckerman a thank you card.
You wonder how much of ourselves start to take shape online. We share on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and many other slightly narcissistic social media outlets. Do you think people who want to date us could read or observe something and get turned off?
In a recent Forbes article, Are You Revealing Too Much On Facebook, the author makes a pretty interesting point. Your “profile” can be raised or lowered in the eyes of a potential. Since it isn’t a typical dating website, Facebook becomes a way people discover your personality. This isn’t necessarily a good thing for everyone.
I can admit that I lost my excitement over a guy after watching a little of his social media existence. Is it fair? Probably not. At the same time, I couldn’t totally ignore how he “looked” on Facebook and Twitter. It’s not your Mama’s dating scene, people. If compatibility clues are there to reveal things to you, does it matter if they are e-clues?
What do you think? Is this a totally new way we are unfairly judging each other? Is it smart to look at all sides of a person? IRL vs e-life, what’s the best way to determine if the person is a good catch?