This article is in this month’s Essence magazine…talking about how Facebook is tough on relationships. Full disclosure: I’m not on Facebook. People keep asking me, but I guess I don’t get it. I suppose it’s nice for staying in touch with folks and whatnot…but enough of my friends and The Mister are on it that I can keep up with everyone I know through them. And according to this article, maybe I’m on to something!
Basically, it says it’s TMI for new relationships. You meet dude out, he seems cool, y’all chat all night, exchange numbers, he calls (that night!) and y’all talk some more. Promising, right? Until y’all friend each other on Facebook and you see that he’s got a lineup of hussies as “friends”. Or that he’s got some, um, interesting insights. Just little stuff that’ll extinguish a burgeoning fire. Or you go crazy and stalk him on Facebook and try to figure out who’s commenting on his page and who exactly she is to him…no mystery.
She also talked about married couples who stopped being “friends” so that there wasn’t jealousy over something that’s innocent. It all sounds a bit kooky to me.
Are you on Facebook? Are you friends with your honey? Have you ever gotten stalky on Facebook?