With apparently so little love in the world, where’ s a chubby naked mini god to go?
It’s no secret that we overshare on social media. Facebook friends of friends, know what we like to eat, where we go on vacation and what character in Game of Thrones we would be.
This can create a sense of intimacy that wouldn’t exist if we happened to meet “old school” like a bar or church social.
“The new singles are bypassing this problematic first contact with the help of social networking sites. By the time they actually meet, the hard work is done. The only thing to discover is if they fancy each other.” from Can you really find love on social media?
But is it too much too fast?
Is knowing so much about a person before you meet them in real life setting us up for a big disappoint when they come knocking at the door. Or, like living together in sin before we get married, is it better to know before we put a ring on it?
“The problem with falling in love with someone’s two-dimensional Facebook profile is that you never know what lies beyond that sparkling smile in front of the Taj Mahal. After all, his photos might just be the most exciting thing about him. And why is he always traveling by himself?” – Tyler Curry
In this Valentine’s Day special, the #RayLunchBunch got romantic. (not with each other) We shared stories and gossip about social media match ups.
Watch the live show above (or video replay) and let us know what you think in the comments below.
I didn’t meet my significant other online but know a few people who have: Tom Webster and his wife, Mallie Hart and her husband. The Lunch Bunch is a good example of people meeting online and developing a strong friendship.
Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out you can run down to your department store, buy a nice suit, hide your crappy car around the corner and meet someone in a restaurant acting like your the wealthiest guy in the world.
There’s a skill involved in conducting yourself online, be it social media or texting. If someone younger didn’t have a smartphone or didn’t possess those skills, they’d be at a disadvantage in creating relationships.
Ray Hiltz is a Google Plus Specialist and Social Media Strategist helping small businesses establish their brands and build their communities on the social web.
A strong proponent for the power of collaborative communication and "humanized" digital networking, Ray writes about social media, social business and Google Plus.
His clients include hotels, restaurants, consulting firms, entrepreneurs, writers and individuals just trying to make sense of "social".
Ray is a popular speaker on Social Media, Social Business and Google+.