It's Complicated At FaceBook
The Baltimore Sun recently posted an article talking about how daters have a new tool to gauge your dating partner's intentions. It is summed up in this article posted on TMCnet called Is he your boyfriend? Check Facebook. Social networking websites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Friendster, are the new tools that daters have in their arsenal.
These websites ask their users to fill in the blanks regarding not only themselves, but also their relationship status. Options for relationship status include; single, swinger, in a relationship, married, divorced and even "it’s complicated". Often a topic leading to tension, this click of a box makes short work of an agonizing decision. What ensues, however, may be a deal breaking argument. Couples, often used to a less formal dating environment, are now forced to deal with a new and absolute electronic summary of their feelings.
As is often the case, there are two schools of thought on this. John Gray, the author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, thinks that these new websites are "fantastic". He believes that the profile options the users fill out can help reduce doubts and sidestep uncomfortable conversations. Knowing where you and your partner stand is a good thing.
Others, such as Tashiro, who teaches a class on interpersonal relationships, warn about the danger of replacing important conversations with typing. Poor communications skills can ensue and feelings can be trampled without meeting at all. It is a lot like getting a "Dear John" letter online.
Please take the time to read this article and make up your own mind about these new websites. Also, please continue to look though our website. We have some really interesting articles and testimonials that could assist you in your search for love.
Posted by eDatingCentral.com Jul 12, 2006 9:00 am
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