While a lot of people are looking online for everything from casual sexual encounters to long-term romantic hookups very few of us really know the very basics…like how to get a good picture to go with an online personal, how to really talk to someone if they begin speaking over mike, how long we have to wait between meeting someone online and making a suggestion to meet them off. A lot of our online hesitation also comes from our inability to really compliment someone proficiently, and only making clumsy stabs at sexual compliments. (more…)
Sometimes we can have friends that we really care about quite a bit, and they end up being friends with benefits. Often the relationship is actually even deeper than a romantic relationship because the couple started out being true friends. They end up being people that we can really confide in, tell our deepest and darkest secrets to, and share with in ways that we can’t with other friends that we are not intimate with.
It may not make sense that two people like that aren’t in love with each other and having a romantic relationship, but sometimes this type of friendship can actually transcend a romantic relationship or last quite a bit longer than the average marriage. Being a great match as friends or even friends with benefits does not preclude that the couple would be a great match for anything more than that. While in a friend’s with benefits relationship, there can be deep love between the two people, but a friend love instead of a romantic love, and the friend love is often the stronger and longer lasting of the two.
Adding someone to Facebook is the new getting their phone number written on a bar napkin. In a world where we’re glued to our cell phones and can’t go a full 60 seconds without changing our status updates, it’s no wonder that the world of dating has turned so digital.
Researchers over at Lab42 noticed the love and social media trend, and dove into an intense dating search to find out who uses social media to flirt, who uses their cell phone to connect, and who is still living in 1990 by dating ‘offline’.
And where else did they find their test subjects? Social Media sites, of course! At the end of October, the infographic experts asked 500 18+ Facebook, Twitter, and various other social media outlet users personal questions about meeting, cheating and love online.
Some of the results aren’t shocking, like the revelation people tend to Facebook stalk their new love interests, but who would have thought that 33% of people have been broken up digitally? Check out the rest of the survey results in one of Lab42′s trademark stat-graphics below: