In an era of digital personalities and cyber-encounters, there are myriad different ways to get into a cheating gray area. Like Facebook messaging exes. Or going into sexy chatrooms. Or sending R-rated texts.
Facebook has been around for allllmost ten years. This means researchers have had plenty of time to study nearly a decade of FB data, and come to all sorts of conclusions (or at least, develop all sorts of theories) about its bad/good effects on your love life.
The app’s developers are so sold on its effectiveness, the press release they sent had the subject line, “No More Steak Dinners!” Because now you can use music, not Outback Steakhouse, to win a man?
A deep connection is never based on how well or poorly someone manipulates texts and images on a screen, but on how he or she behaves offline.
At some point, you’re going to see them — pics of him with an ex, or perhaps two exes, or perhaps ten. There they sit, living on the Internet for all eternity. UNLESS…you break the digital wall and ask your beloved to untag himself.
The new Fake Facebook Girlfriend service recently profiled in the Atlantic is not only morally questionable, it’s completely overpriced.
You can’t ever get an accurate perception of a person by tracking their web footprint. It’s just not possible — humans are too complex.
The site’s mods claim that they have a verification process to prove that someone does in fact go to NYU, but there’s no word on whether they screen for crazies. Tread carefully, please.
We’re all for using technology to get offline and find love, no matter what the medium. But leaking your girlfriend’s engagement ring photo to Pinterest and Facebook before proposing? Hmmm.
People tested in the study were in the age range of 18-85, were given a Blackberry (really? People still use those?), and were asked to let the researchers know, within a 30 minute span, if they had a burning desire to humor their social media sensibilities.