Dating Before Facebook

22 Oct

I went to lunch with some of my amazing peers today. And, naturally, after hours of being professional and productive (at work), we were tired of all that.

We discussed weekend plans, recent trips, working out and hair stylists. Then, our conversation took an unexpected, but totally interesting turn: Dating Before Facebook. (DBF, if you will.)

Does anyone remember how nice it was to go out with someone before Facebook existed? You know, when you actually took the time to get to know the person before you made a judgment about them? Now, all it takes is one click for us to say, “Oh my gosh, he’s friends with that guy? This isn’t a good sign.” Or, “Who’s that girl tagged in the photo with him? Is that his ex? Or a friend? Or both?” (Followed by the clicking on said tagged photo, only to find that her profile is private. Damnit.)

Even if you’re lucky enough to not find anything suspect on his Facebook profile at first glance, what about after? For example, let’s say you’ve moved into a more serious phase of the relationship (known as “going steady” to my dad) and you notice someone of the opposite sex who keeps posting on his wall, or commenting on his pictures, or “liking” every darn thing he says? You don’t want to seem paranoid, but after a certain point, you just can’t help yourself. Two and a half glasses of red in and you’re asking, “Who is that annoying girl on Facebook?” It can’t go anywhere but down from there, folks.

Thanks for making modern day dating even more difficult, Facebook. That’s just what us single gals needed.

One Response to “Dating Before Facebook”

  1. Anonymous October 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    OMG! So true!!

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