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Networking Sites and Dating… July 15, 2009

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Do You Have a Profile?

Do You Have a Profile?

“Even though I wanna see How you put that thang on me I can’t let you get the best of me”: Version 2.009

We’ve all heard of the “3 month rule,” “3date rule,” or some variation of the sort. Whatever the rule is, it’s all based on the same premise: if you’re at all intend on developing a serious relationship with a man there must be a certain amount of time between the initial meeting and the time when you decide to give him a taste. It’s a lesson that we’ve all learned from mothers, sisters, aunties, cousins, friends, and maybe even our own experience with the ‘hit it and quit its’ of the world. But as with everything else, technology has complicated things. In our increasingly net based realities, what constitutes the “initial meeting?”

Example: Girl ‘A’ meets Guy ‘B’ via a social networking website [taboo, I know, but it’s 2009 after all]. They have a few friends in common and essentially operate within the same social network. Girl ‘A’ has carefully perused his Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter pages, trying to determine whether or not he’s a psycho, player, pimp, or any combination of the three, and Guy ‘B’ in turn screens her pictures, for any hood rat activities. They’re in constant contact; her BB is abuzz with random texts, e-mails, and the conversations on Gmail are endless. They’ve connected-but they’ve never met. So they meet. All of the chemistry is there, the conversation is great. The only thing absent is the wall of awkwardness typically associated with a first date.

So what happens? Do the same rules apply? Should she stay? Should she go?

Speak on it…