Poontang

Is digital anxiety a thing?

If it is, I’ve got it.

Increasingly over the last few weeks, I’ve been getting more and more FB invites for “friendships”. I’m totally not comfortable with this...but accept them anyway...like a masochist getting her next hit.

There are some similar interests with a majority of these invites; most are artists (Great! Super!) That works out fine. Some are obvious art enthusiasts, also totally fine!

They are ALL men...like ALL OF THEM...like not ONE female...starting to get strange.

Age range: majority 40 and up...seems strange but statistically Facebook is primarily used by this generation. The younger kids prefer more immediate gratification, such as, Instagram.

The creepiest profiles that I tend not to accept are the ones without any photos or with really weird photos (you know the ones I’m talking about).

What disturbs me the most is the relatively recent influx! Is this something FB is doing? Are they trolls or real people? And why are so many from Saudi Arabia? The majority countries are, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, USA and Canada. Pretty much in that order, although I’ve been recently getting several from Italy.

I inevitably end up getting “waves” or “Hello’s”. When they send the wave I send the Ted Bundy meme (picture below) I’m not sure if it translates to other countries but I sure do think it’s funny. When they write “Hello” I ask, “how may I help you”. They usually don’t respond to that one. Maybe they think I’m a computer or maybe they just wanted some digital poontang.

Regardless of the anxiety I am experiencing, I accept their friendship requests like a neurotic crazy lady. Some part of me gets off on the curiosity of it all, but alas, curiosity killed the cat my friend. Which is why I’ll probably delete most of them in the very near future.

This does seem to be a new phenomenon (@ least to me) increasing in severity over he last few years. Since when did FB become a digital dating site?

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