I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA. Wow, didn’t realise I had caps lock on there but I think I’ll leave it because I really would like to stress the point of talking about it.
Are people honest online? I think so, I think people are more honest online than they would be if you met them in the street. If you read my last post (LOL JK no one did), you know that I believe strongly in mass anxiety due to many different situations and scenarios that come up in every persons day to day life. Now… a computer, a keyboard and the comfort of your own home take away all vulnerability, so really you can actually fully be yourself. I show a certain confidence online that doesn’t exist in real life.
This is why I haven’t stopped online dating. If I have the ability to show that confidence straight up in messages, it does make it easier for me to portray that in a real situation when that person isn’t a complete stranger to me.
Filtering. we all do it. We all show the best of ourselves in every situation. The kind of person that chooses a horrible photo of themselves as a Facebook profile because they ‘don’t give no fucks’ gives a fuck load more fucks than the fucks that you don’t give. It is a way to show they don’t care if you think they are ugly before you even get to think it. It is defensive and that behaviour will com across in more of their personality traits if you were to spend elongated periods of time with them. I avoid these people and I would suggest you give them as a wide a birth as you should give anal bleaching, taking a child that isn’t yours to the playground and all forms of ‘cronut’.