5 ways social media is like romance

It’s called ‘social’ media for a reason, of course, but relationships with the platforms themselves often go deeper than we’d like to admit. As the song goes (sort of), the first tweet is the deepest.

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Oddly enough, the more I think about it, the more romance reminds me of social media. Let me explain:

1. The “introduction” stage: When you first set your eyes on “that” guy/girl, you can’t wait to get acquainted, and learn more about them. Now let’s say a hot new platform is about to be released in beta. You know you’re signing up to be on the mailing list, hoping for one of the first invites or begging your friends who have access to “introduce” you to this new hottie. Oh, hey there, Pinterest!

2. The “honeymoon” stage: Everything is going better than a Disney fairy tale with your newfound arm candy. You count the hours until you can see them, you can’t take your thoughts and eyes off them, and you’re over the moon with happiness. Doesn’t this sound like your first few months with Facebook? Point made.

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