Social Media Mania: Being in Love Online
Does social media help you or hurt you when it comes to your soulmate search?
Do you know what “social media” is? Are you tempted to jump in to the internet but don’t know where to start? You are not alone.
The dating and mating rules have all changed since Facebook, Twitter and now Google+ are more mainstream than ever. By mainstream I mean that more and more women are flocking to the internet, many actively using the tools there available for free, to meet and screen potential partners.
If you are you a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to social media, you are definitely missing an opportunity your single sisters are cashing in on.
Take a look at these stats experts at Lab42 found when they went out to take the pulse of today’s relationship hunters as well as established lovers. There survey asking 500 social media users over age 18 some rather personal questions about meeting people, cheating, communication and more revealed the telling numbers.
Of respondents not in a relationship, 26% contact someone they are interested in on Facebook. 42% still prefer in person meetings, however many women feel safer checking out the prospect from a distance.
After meeting someone one interesting, 57% friend them on Facebook, 29% research them on social networks (Twitter, Linked In, Google+) and 26% google them. Amazing what you can find out this way.
While a full 77% rejected online dating as lame, “It just seems wrong. People always lie about who they are on line.” A happy 64% report writing and receiving loving messages on their facebook pages. If you follow Brian and I on Facebook, you know how true this is. We love using social media to chat with each other.
“How do you meet people you’d like to get to know better? How do you treat each other once you’re together?” asks Charlie White, mashable.com, “Social media turns out to be a great accelerator for exposing you to potential mates, but does that change the basic way people interact with each other?”
You bet! Don’t miss out on the fun. Check out the entire survey for yourself right here:
Remember, we were all dinosaurs at one time. Start by friending me on Facebook, you will see a link at the bottom of this page. Then research your friends and family. Read through their pages and see if you don’t smile ear to ear. Social media is exactly that…social….and tons of fun.
Who knows, your future soulmate may be looking at your Facebook profile right now….
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