Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by Taupin Desciple
It also makes me wonder where the path of fake girlfriends on FB might lead. After getting so much of this type of attention, does it lead to a broader fantasy world down the road? Does it keep men in a safe place long enough that they eventually develop a fear of interacting with the real world and eventually end up cutting themselves off from it totally for fear of rejection??!!
It does seem that way doesn't it. The thing is, you try to tell people who have fake girlfriends and such all this and they'll likely tell you to quit taking things so seriously. That it's all for fun.
I might get some flack for this, but it's kind of the same with gamers. Hear me out. Back before it was as popular as it is now gaming was just that, a fun hobby. A game. Now you can buy and sell, with real money, online real estate and people. Things that aren't real in the "real" world. Alot of these games have online communities of players who interact with each other through PM's and cameras so they get together and socialize. Some even get to know each other well enough to where they meet up in person and sometimes even get married. And it works out just as well as meeting someone in person initially.
Now, if this Facebook fad leads in that direction, to where your fake girlfriend can give you a reputation that leads to a real one, I don't see the problem. But something tells me it just won't happen that way. The difference I think is that with gaming you're building a relationship with a real person. They may be online, but they are real. With the Facebook thing you're not dealing with a person in a real relationship. You're dealing with them but not really. It's like buying a hooker. Sure, you're having sex, you're getting bragging rights, but if you have to pay for it up front it's less personal and more business.
I better stop while I'm ahead because building a personal relationship through business happens all the time. It happens through Facebook too, it's just that I don't see the point in having to "buy" someone to be your friend so you can eventually make friends with someone else.
I know the importance of having someone in the middle helping out, I really do and it's much appreciated, but.........buying a friend.
edit on 6-4-2012 by Taupin Desciple because: (no reason given)