Facebook Booty Call

Facebook Booty Call

Avoid unwanted problems by being socially responsible,

The night grows late, and you are snuggled up alone to your iPhone. A new message pops up on Facebook.

 

The message reads, “What are you doing? Want to meet up?” If this has ever happened, you can officially say you are a victim of a Facebook booty call.

 

A Facebook booty call is when someone flirts or hits on you via Facebook. According to an online study conducted by the UK, one out of every three divorces are because of Facebook. Whether or not you are in a relationship, it is important to avoid a can of worms being released by your own Facebook predators. Your own well-being can be saved by detoxing your friends list, being a prude and openly communicating.

 

I know it can be tempting to want to outlast and outfriend everyone on Facebook. Every few months, however, conduct a Facebook purge and give your friends list an extensive detox. When clearing your friends list, be sure to use the three-month rule. If you have not spoken with them in the past three months or do not plan to speak to them in the next three months, delete said “friend.”

 

Be a prude online and don’t be a Facebook tease. Avoid taking promiscuous photos of your self or posing with friends who proudly post risqué photos. This includes girls with cleavage in raunchy outfits and boys who stand in front of mirrors with their shirts off. Also, avoid overcrowding and commenting someone’s posts if you are not interested in them. It is very easy for a friend to confuse innocent socializing with flirting.

 

Don’t allow yourself to be Facebook booty-called. Be clear of what will and will not stand in online interaction. If in a relationship, have an open door policy and discuss with your partner what your expectations are for their behavior on social media. Next time you hit up the World Wide Web, remember Facebook responsibility.

 

By Emily Stephenson
Staff Writer

One Response to "Facebook Booty Call"

  1. Cherie   March 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I completely agree with this…..deleted just under 100 friends last year, and only keep those on, who I have at least some interactions with, but that’s just me. I’m not someone that posts much nor posts anything I would later become concerned about getting into the wrong hands.

    Recently, I went backwards a little and added a friend of a friend who is a musician. Next thing I know, his wife (who is his page moderator) is messaging me (I was not friends with her)….asking who I was and how I knew her husband. I told her-through a mutual friend…

    Then, a month or so later, she adds me as a friend, and because I could tell she felt insecure about me and her husband (whom I’ve never spoken with or met)….I added her as a friend too….

    Now….though they seem like nice people, I wonder why I added them in the first place (per the suggestion of a mutual friend).

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