Thursday, January 27, 2011

Is the Interwebz Making us Floozies?

I stumbled across this interesting little post on the Cleo blog today and it got me thinking... 

The dating world is a modern day minefield. Not only do you have to be charming in reality, you have to be a digital charmer too. If you can't give good text and write LOLworthy emails - forget about it. whether we like it or not, technology now plays a massive part in wooing our gentleman callers and lady luuuurvers. 

The result of all this faceless flirting? According to an article in the New York Post, we're bedding babes quicker than B.C (before computer) days. In a recent poll conducted by US mags Men's Fitness and Shape, "nearly 40 percent of women say that social-networking media, such as text-messaging and Facebook, are causing them to jump into the sack faster with partners than they would have in the past." Yikes. On the positive side of things, if you're ever accused of being a ho-bag at least you can say the interwebben made you do it.

What do you think? Does digital maccin' create a false sense of intimacy? Do we feel like we know people, when really we don't? Or do tech-savvy suitors turn you on? Just remember kids, always think twice before giving that cheeky Facebook poke, it could eventuate into a real life sexy-times-poke faster than you can say ROFLCOPTER...


  1. All the resources we now have to flirt with people makes you feel like you know them but I don't know if there's a way to prove it means we sleep with them quicker. Depends on the individual.

    A witty texter is a turn on, but if they can't put their money where their mouth is when it comes to date time it's disappointing.

  2. You make me laugh.

  3. As you mentioned in a previous post, and I'll quote it just for reference sake;

    "It's the internet remember! YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT!"

    This causes two problems. When you meet a guy/gal in real life you can usually suss out how full of themselves they are thanks to body language and the things they say.

    On the internet however, there is no tone and no body language and thus you can be whoever you want and 9 times out of 10 the person on the other end has no choice but to take your word.

    And for amusement sake, here's a short film which demonstrates what I'm talking about;


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