Are you on facebook? I am. I yielded to the temptation because of my close friends. Once, we were having a dinner at one of my friends’ house and decided to register to this social networking website. And with my friends, we had the idea to find the people we haven’t seen for a while, from our elementary school crush to friends who move to another country. We couldn’t help searching for our ex’s to see what they have become. This is how I found out that none of mine were registered there, thankfully, but also that D. is (and it’s very recent). And no, I don’t want to ask him to be my facebook friend. It’s too weird for me. One of my friends recovered one of her ex’s on the other hand. She added him as her friend, and later, she told me he accepted her invitation. But since then, she hasn’t received any message from him. “He just accepted my invitation so he could have more friends on Facebook, that’s all” she said. In fact, I know a lot of people who just accept any friend invitation on this site so they can have as much friends as they want. Here, quantity takes over quality. You are in if you have a lot of friends. Period. One of my colleagues once confessed he enjoys having more than 300 friends on Facebook, and that whoever asks him about this, even if he doesn’t have a clue about the person, he will approve it.
Another friend of mine told me that she recovered one of her ex’s on facebook and that she started to reconnect with him that way. “He was happy to hear from me. We haven’t seen each other for quite a while, and offered me to go and have a drink together. This is how I ended sleeping with him again. But after that, he just disappeared again. Even if he’s still on facebook, he hasn’t replied to any of my messages” she said. She also added the flirt application to her profile, only to remove it three weeks later. “I got a lot of propositions, but nothing inspired me. It’s worse than on a dating site” she explained. “When you have more than 300 friends on facebook, you received plenty of useless news about them that drown the rest of the important news. I suspect some of my messages were lost in the amount of informations filling everyone’s profile” she said.
So, how do you use facebook? If you receive a friend invitation from one of your ex’s, would you accept it?