Here’s a quick view of my Instagram:
Is there anything particularly fetching about this page?
Is my avatar dressed too provocatively?
Are the pictures I post too racy?
Are my flowers R rated?
Does this in any way, shape or form make it look like I want a date?
Or do I look stupid enough to fall for someone out to catfish?
Yesterday- I received this:
One guy messaged me without me even accepting his follow or liking his picture. (because I’ve learned that some guys assume you want to talk to them if you ‘like’ their snap)
The other guy clearly thinks that I must be a candidate to be his soulmate…
Let’s assume for a second that these guys are legit.
Why would I want to date someone who is too cheap to use an actual dating site?
On what basis are these men deciding that I am worth chatting up?
Now, let’s assume that these guys aren’t legit…
What makes me look like easy prey?
But then we go back to other thoughts: Do couples legit meet on insta, assuming they have no real life connections?
I know my daughter has been out and recognized people from Instagram because somewhere along the line of six degrees of separation, every New York city teenager probably knows someone through someone…
But, have virtual strangers become IRL lovers?
Are my thoughts that insta is only a site to share pictures really one dimensional? Is insta the online equivalent of a bar or coffee shop?
Is this how people in the future will meet one another?
But as for my apparent online fan club, I’ve had so many male followers the past few days that I actually wonder if one of my friends is playing a very elaborate joke on me- because really, I’ve gotten at least five follow requests of men who only post pics of themselves (not nudes, just typical pictures that one would associate with a dating site) For now, I find it a little bit humorous, and makes a pretty interesting story.
But, as always, it makes me think and wonder and pause and reflect and question…
FYI- I need to update the avatar- I ditched the bangs….