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Dating in the Facebook nation

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?

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czBrat

August 30th, 2010
3:30 pm

i know yous may not understand or agree with those who adore their pets and treat them like fam, but i tell ya there’s $$$ to be made tapping into that market. find a way to provide them a service or benefit they can spend on their lil furry bff and you’ll make boocoo bucks. ijs.

MELO

August 30th, 2010
3:31 pm

@Kimmie..its funny when i go to the beach,im always watching my kids so they dont even go beyond ankle level of water….and i wont swim in there unless there is a bunch of pple around us.

I watch too much nat geo, thats why!

Leggs ♦

August 30th, 2010
3:34 pm

Hell if Build-A-Bear can make a killing with a stuffed bear, why not clothes for live animals. UNREAL!

kimmie

August 30th, 2010
3:35 pm

Melo, my mom was like that with us growing up. She saw too many folks drown growing up I think, and had a close call herself on a vacation. She would not let us go swimming with anyone else other than my dad, who was an excellent swimmer. We couldn’t go to pool parties and such until we got up into our teens. She was serious about our swimming lessons.

Water is beautiful, but it can be dangerous!

MELO

August 30th, 2010
3:36 pm

Wasnt JtJ’s wedding supposed to be on the 28th August? I hope that man followed thru on his very public proposal.

blue - Waiting...

August 30th, 2010
3:37 pm

dont get me wrong, i think the little tiny clothes are too funny, and if i could get my dog into some of those outfits itd be hilarious, but my dog aint having it…as soon as put anything on him he’s smacking at it to get it off….and lets be real, some of those outfits are just humiliating, lmao

LURKER-1

August 30th, 2010
3:37 pm

I have a jack-russell X, HYPER AS HELL !!! reminds me of a two year-old going thru the terrible 2’s, except this is the norm for him.

blue - Waiting...

August 30th, 2010
3:37 pm

@Leggs – dont knock Build-A-Bear! love that place…..to window shop at least, cause htey are expensive as he!!

blue - Waiting...

August 30th, 2010
3:39 pm

@Lurker – thats mine, Jack Russell whos about 6yrs now, and he thinks he’s a Rottweiller, he aint having the little tiny raincoat with the rainboots, lol

LURKER-1

August 30th, 2010
3:43 pm

Mine is 7 1/2 yrs. We can’t put the little rabies tag on his collar because he will bite it off.

czBrat

August 30th, 2010
3:46 pm

cody loves it when he sees me reach for one of his outfits or a bandana cuz it means he’s going out.

MELO

August 30th, 2010
3:46 pm

some of these lil pooches and poodles have been known to simulate coitus while sitting on the laps of their female ownners…

I wonder where the lil dogs get that from…..?? :roll:

cld that be an indication of what the masters give these lil dogs while in the privacy of indoors..a taste of the master’s cootie??

plse tell us? :lol:

some of uall single females with no boys but poodles have my suspisions up! :lol: certainly poodles are waaaay better than BOBs….! :roll:

Dirty Diana

August 30th, 2010
3:50 pm

yuck! :shock:

some of these lil pooches and poodles have been known to simulate coitus while sitting on the laps of their female ownners…

yuck!

czBrat

August 30th, 2010
3:52 pm

i’m feenin for highland bakery.

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
3:53 pm

That is nasty

blue - Waiting...

August 30th, 2010
3:54 pm

@Lurker – lmao, Mine Too!! his rabies tag is sitting in our vital records folder with his vet docs cause he keeps snapping it off, that and his id tag, luckily he doesnt go far when he gets out, but when we move i dont know what we’re gonna do, lol

@melo – stop being nasty!!!! 8-O

abc

August 30th, 2010
3:55 pm

Cruise ships can sink, but it’s been a few years since one did, I think — there was a quite large and modern Greek cruise ship that sank off Santorini in 2006 or 2007, right next to shore, after hitting some rocks. A smaller ship on an Antarctic cruise had to be abandoned earlier this year due to — guess what!! — hitting an iceberg!

More likely to get deathly ill from virus, or fall overboard — I think it’s something like 20 people per year simply disappear without a trace from cruise ships.

The ships are beautiful. While afloat. Titanic seems to continue to attract a lot of attention from the bottom of the North Sea, though.

MELO

August 30th, 2010
3:56 pm

@PR..look at that man about to go to work, i send u! LOL

czBrat

August 30th, 2010
3:57 pm

but when we move i dont know what we’re gonna do,
you’re gonna show fido who’s pack leader and get him to leave the dang tags alone …. and keep his clothes on! :lol:

czBrat

August 30th, 2010
3:58 pm

abc, you hit on my only fear of taking the kids on a cruise … that they’ll go overboard or get snatched at a port of call.

Leggs ♦

August 30th, 2010
3:58 pm

WOW, who posts negative stats about a cruise when someone is telling you they’re about to go on one. It’s like me telling a pregnant woman, a bad delivery/recovery story. WOW!

MELO

August 30th, 2010
3:59 pm

abc?? how about an earth rupture or earth quake at sea,while u sailing away in a ship…or be caught up in the bermuda triangle?

i hate to just be swallowed and dissapear like that.

blue - Waiting...

August 30th, 2010
4:02 pm

@cz – lmao. right now hes in the cone-of-shame, he is most displeased.
@Leggs – i was thinking the same thing 8-O

Simple Man!!!!

August 30th, 2010
4:02 pm

Ok…I want to do a cruise later on this year. It needs to be somewhere really sexy though…Any ideas??? BTW, I want to go for the sole purpose of marking about 4 or 5 things off of my Bucket list, so I need to find am extremly “liberated” woman before I leave or when I get there…. Any suggestions?

Leggs ♦

August 30th, 2010
4:03 pm

@Melo you know damn well you want to be swallowed whole. LOL

LURKER-1

August 30th, 2010
4:04 pm

Blue, I’m sure you will figure out something…..because I know you can’t do without him / her :-)

Simple Man!!!!

August 30th, 2010
4:06 pm

Leggs….I don’t believe Melo left one hanging like that…LOL

SlimNumeroUno

August 30th, 2010
4:07 pm

melo – my mom told me an old co-worker said a friend of hers got caught letting the dog lick cool whip off her cootie…her boyfriend at the time had everyone sneak over to her crib and hide. He had planned a surprise proposal…but anyway, when he jumped to surprise her, HE was the one who got surprised with the sight of the dog lapping it up. :shock: (not sure how true this story is either)

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
4:07 pm

Melo, is that you doing work in that picture?

Leggs ♦

August 30th, 2010
4:08 pm

@SimpleMan ~ yes he did. It was too easy.

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
4:08 pm

Slim, in college I saw first hand with my own eyes a dog licking a woman.

blue - Waiting...

August 30th, 2010
4:09 pm

@Lurker – thats for sure, he’s my dufus…got him as a birthday present forever back, not sure what we’d do without him..
@Slim – ewwwwww…..poor bf, time to re-evaluate some things….

Dirty Diana

August 30th, 2010
4:11 pm

@Slim/Purp are y’all talking about the two-legged or four-legged dogs eating pie. I hope the former.

Trevor0529

August 30th, 2010
4:11 pm

@Slim, interesting story. Things that make you go HMMMMMMMM!!

:shock:

MELO

August 30th, 2010
4:14 pm

@Leggs…that was funny!

@Slim..i always have my suspicions..i can believe that old co-worker said a friend of hers got caught letting the dog lick cool whip off her cootie. and it sounds plausible that a woman cld do that to please herself in the process…..

@PR in college I saw first hand with my own eyes a dog licking a woman

how did that go?? I tell ya! :roll:

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
4:15 pm

Diana, four legged

czBrat

August 30th, 2010
4:16 pm

ok, Slim, now i’m thinking that’s some kinda urban myth cuz my ex told me the same story but with peanut butter.
either that or we have the same ex. LMAO

Simple Man!!!!

August 30th, 2010
4:17 pm

Never saw a dog licking cootie, but did see a Donkey show in Nogales, Mexico….It was the weirdest thing I eva saw!!!

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
4:18 pm

It was a goldenlab and he just was licking her snatch, no condiments on her at all, he was just slopping it up. We were getting high and some were getting thier high from other drugs besides weed. She wasn’t moaning or acting like she was about to climax, but it was gross to me. Hey boyfriend wsa there and was proud of the whole thing. So do you ask a woman if she has let a dog eat her on the first date or not? LOL

DJ Sniper

August 30th, 2010
4:18 pm

Personally, I don’t get the whole “I gotta take my dog everywhere” mentality. I have a Lab/German Shephard mix. We love him to death, but still, we don’t have an overwhelming desire to take him each and every place we go. For starters, he is just too d**m big to throw in the car at all times with my wife and daughter (27 inches high, 86 lbs). He’s very well behaved, but still, leaving him at home does not kill him.

I read an article about how a lot of restaurants are starting to add areas where people can dine while their pets are with them. I will pass on such a place.

abc

August 30th, 2010
4:19 pm

I missed the post(s) about somebody’s cruise plans, Leggs. I was addressing Melo’s stated fears of cruising and the ocean. Get over yourself. If you’re so concerned about negativity, start with yourself, and your negative comments regarding me.

Leggs ♦

August 30th, 2010
4:19 pm

@PR ~ no need to ask a woman that. A superfreak is another story!

Dirty Diana

August 30th, 2010
4:19 pm

@czBrat I hope you are right about it being an urban myth…I heard long time ago a spinster/cat-lady maid caught her being licked by the dog. I never believe that one, because I always felt if it was true the maid would have been too scared to tell it especially in the deep south.

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
4:22 pm

And for any of you who want to see it for yourselves there are plenty of videos out there with women getting licked by dogs, effed by horses (I sent melo that link. LOL) But the nasty thing I ever saw was by accident. A guy was having sex with his rott. I saw the title and did not believe it, once I saw what was going on I threw up, literally.

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
4:26 pm

My dogs are a security measure why would I take them with me? They are supposed to be home guarding the house

czBrat

August 30th, 2010
4:26 pm

geez PR. somebody please bring some sunshine back into my day. Leggs? DD? blue? anyone???

Leggs ♦

August 30th, 2010
4:26 pm

@abc ~ I have never been full of myself. Why put fear in someone who’s already somewhat chicken about going on a cruise. That’s just being insensitive.

And, I’m not concerned about negativity. Just felt like pointing it out to you in case you forgot how elitist you sound. Believe you me, I’m not the only one. I just spoke on you always talking about you know so much more than the next Joe Blow on any given topic. Fine! I disagree. Let’s continue to ignore each other. We done so for so long before we started commenting on certain things…let’s go back to those days!!

Purple Rain

August 30th, 2010
4:27 pm

Anyone heard that new song by Cee-Lo? Listen to it if you haven’t yet.

MELO

August 30th, 2010
4:27 pm

Purple Rain??

how old were u when that open cootie lick was going on with drugs on tap…

now thats debauchery!

the closest ive been in a group freak show was when i taped some lady’s cootie while riding in the 2nd class on a train ride while my brother was on the bunk bed below us..never had an open orgy session like that!

Dirty Diana

August 30th, 2010
4:27 pm

@DJ Sniper Mellow Mushroom has an area for the doggies, but I am with you I don’t take fido everywhere either.