You never know what they are thinking until you go on more “dates”
As you mockingly make fun of me in your head for comparing twitter and dating I think the two are very similar in nature. Like dating, twitter is a place where friends recommend their friends. A place where you search for people with common interest. And a place where the ice breaker is found in finding out what the other person does for a living (or what they blog about).
But the real similarities I see between the two are the barriers that are there between two people. The good/bad thing about twitter is there are some constrictions on how much you can say and communicate. This definitely forces you to be more direct, to the point, and creative. The only problem comes in when some things get lost in translation (or for our argument, lost in the interwebs). In a place of brevity, how are you suppose to get a gage on the other person?
Being the young eligible* bachelor that I am (at least that is what people tell me) comparing dating and twitter seems only natural. Those first couple of dates only bring concern of what the other person is thinking about what you say and what you do. You over evaluate ever smile, moment of silence, and word that comes out of their mouth. Twitter seems to provide that same kind of awkwardness, at least at first. A place where we try and respond to someone with a sense of urgency but not desperation. A place where we try and “flirt” through RT’s and #FF but give off the impression that we are sort of interested but not really.
With the thought of twitter being similar to dating I thought I would throw out some ideas on how to make your first “date” go smooth.