Can YOU find a lasting relationship via Twitter? Holly didn’t!
Holly Madison may have found love when former boyfriend Jack Barakat Tweeted at her, but it didn’t last long. The two have officially split after ten months of dating. Although Holly’s relationship didn’t last, can you avoid a similar fate if you meet a guy on Twitter?
The Holly’s World star and her ex, the guitarist for rock band All Time Low, recently called it quits. They were initially set up via a mutual friend over Twitter and the reality star has admitted that the two ‘virtually’ dated before meeting in person and actually exchanging phone numbers.
So can tweeting your affection to a guy you don’t really know using a social networking site work, and will your relationship last or are you destined to go offline by dating online?
I’m a big believer in online dating. Whether you live in a big city or a small town, it can be hard to meet new people. Cue matchmaking sites like eHarmony, Match.com or LavaLife, who make it their job to set up lonely-hearted singletons. However, Twitter is not a site that should be utilized for dating.
Well, why not? you might be asking. Here’s my reasoning: when you’re using Twitter, you’re giving brief soundbites of what you’re doing, thinking or feeling. You’re not blogging your emotions and there’s little to no information about you on your Twitter page. Unless you’re getting the stamp of approval from a friend, as Holly did (and that still didn’t work), the other person is totally anonymous. Not only is this a dangerous practice in life, but it’s dangerous for your heart as well, as you’ll have absolutely no clue who the guy you’re virtually dating is.
I’m not saying that love over Twitter can’t happen, but it’s a long shot. If you’re really looking to find love online, I’d go with a more established route that at least has some proof of success, like Match. If you really need to, you can always THEN write on Twitter, ‘Met my BF online. I’m so happy. #Iheartlove.”