Is it possible that two people can fall in love on Twitter? With social media networking taking up most people’s evenings, online dating may suddenly be on the way out. Who would have thought that people could meet their future partner’s on a dating site? Now, there is a new wave of flirting and romancing on Twitter. So, just how possible is a Twitter romance?
What I like about Twitter is the casual conversation that can quickly start from nothing. There is no need for any airs and graces, unless you want to do some business. A small snippet of a flirtiness can blossom into something big. Just take a look at my friend. She sent the odd tweet in response to a thirty-something male and he was pleasant enough to respond with some witty repartee. This continued until she then Instant Messaged him and the conversations really got interesting. She was pretty hooked in and before long, she left this Twitter man her mobile number so they could text instantly. And so they did.
She soon discovered that he was a great conversationalist, humorous, family orientated, fit (he cycles) creative and ambitious. Just one small thing. He has no picture. Just a silhouette of a man. Mr Faceless we call him.
With their easy-going banter continuing, Mr Faceless had already seen some pictures of my friend that she had up on her Twitter. He had none. She asked several times about him sending her a picture but he claims to have none on his phone. “He says he likes to keep himself private on Twitter,” she says. Admittedly, they both have aliases but she managed to get his first name. I told her she needs to get a picture before she continues to converse with him via text. He has never called, but she knows what he does for a living and the town he lives in.
Mr Faceless says he created this mystery persona and is reluctant to reveal his true identity. He could be a fat, married man with kids who is getting off flirting with women. My friend asked him that but he said he isn’t – pah! So is this flirty banter just that? Is this worth pursuing or is she just wasting her time? She is quite frankly taking a MASSIVE risk here, and she likes to claim she is a risk-taker but I want her to realise that as she has met him as Mr Faceless then that’s all he will ever be.
They continue to message each other but unless he makes the decision to reveal himself then I am afraid that this (Twitter) romance is over before it even begun.
Have you had a Twitter Romance? How did it turn out?