“I’ll find you on Facebook.” These words have changed my life and are representative of how Facebook has forever altered the way people search hookups.
We can have sex and leave the next morning with the promise of a Facebook add without ever having to move beyond just that. Yes, we can add a woman on Facebook, just as we said we would, but it doesn’t mean we have to write them a message, call them or invite them out on a date.
Because I am a deliciously lovely gentleman, I always send a woman a message expressing my gratitude for the evening, even if I do not wish for anything more. If the woman in question does push for more, Facebook allows you to turn her away gently and without the stress of being put on the spot. Hearing that painful silence after a “I”m not interested” on your stupid Blackberry 800 is fucking brutal.
Of equal importance is our ability to use Facebook when we ourselves are afraid of rejection. I have found women online after leaving without even being able to spit out the words “I’ll find you on…” upon leaving, simply because I was too afraid she’d say, “No, Don’t Add Me. Don’t ever contact me again.” I would rather read those words as black letters on a white screen than hear them directly from the mouth of a beautiful woman.
And last but not least in my uncharacteristic expression of Facebook loving, I would say that the time-sucker also allows me to demonstrate certain aspects of my personality that a telephone conversation wouldn’t, thus helping me impress women who wouldn’t normally want to see me again. If she sees I have the ability to write quite the epistle with quite the vocabulary, she might want to take me out on a date to that pretentious Cajun restaurant on the upper side of town. Right?