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The age of Social media and relationship networking. Is it here to stay?

The age of Social media and relationship networking. Is it here to stay?

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Bilbo3
#1The age of Social media and relationship networking. Is it here to stay?
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:21am

Is Social media a fad or are we stuck with it?  Will relationship apps be getting more and more popular?


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Phyllis Rogers Stone
#2In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:31am

Twenty years ago men were meeting men online.

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Bilbo3
#2In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:34am

True, but now so much is done online these days. There are so many people on dating sites. I can think of about 12 gay dating apps. 


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FindingNamo
#3In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:38am

It's not going to take 20 years.  Many men now say they met their husbands online.


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Bilbo3
#4In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:43am

That's an interesting point. Perhaps I am behind the times and the gay networking has already come full circle. It seems to me that the popularity of the gay apps are still rising. There are so many on them but for some reason i feel like we haven't hit the climax yet. I guess just wondering how far social media and networking will go in general is something i find interesting to talk about. For example, why did Facebook catch fire and not Myspace? 


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FindingNamo
#5In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:46am

Will you be changing the subject of your thread and dropping the point of its title two or three times in every post?


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Updated On: 6/12/15 at 11:46 AM

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Jordan Catalano
#6In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:48am

Of course he will. Trolls gotta troll. 

FindingNamo
#7In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:52am

For example, why didn't CompuServe survive?


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Jordan Catalano
#8In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:57am

I guess it died because, much like with all Bilbo's other screen names, nobody cared. 

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Jordan Catalano
#9In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:01pm

LOL. That was fast. 

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Mister Matt
#10In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:02pm

Just a few years ago I was meeting men online.  Then I met my boyfriend in a seedy cruise bar.  The former didn't work well for me.  The latter worked like a charm.  I don't think it's so much a sign of the times as it is the individuals and circumstances involved.  Same as it always was.  There are just a couple more variables now than there used to be, but that's always been true of every generation.


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Phyllis Rogers Stone
#11In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:03pm

True, but now so much is done online these days. There are so many people on dating sites. I can think of about 12 gay dating apps.


 


I remember meeting guys from AOL and gay.com twentyish years ago and people (mostly straight) freaking out about that.  I get that Tinder exploded for straight people in the past year or so, but I'd venture to say that a majority of gay guys my age and older have been meeting men online for decades. 

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Jordan Catalano
#12In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:09pm

Namo, are you keeping track? I've counted two thread title changes so far. 

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Bilbo3
#13In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:14pm

Will you be changing the subject of your thread and dropping the point of its title two or three times in every post?


While going back and re reading my original post, i realized that the core of what i wanted to talk about had more to do with social media in general and not just social networking for gays. So I went back and changed it. Nothin wrong with that.


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Phyllis Rogers Stone
#15In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:20pm

Grindr, not just for sexing anymore.  Now it gives you writing prompts for thought experiments on a message board!


 


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FishermanBob
#16In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:27pm

So many important questions this thread raises even for straight men...


How does the availability of Russian brides on-line factor in?


Did MySpace fail because that guy made himself your first friend when you signed up even though you didn't know him and probably didn't even like him?


Could Radio Shack have survived if people knew it was a real store and not just a Shack and that you could get batteries there for everything, not just radios?


Would Jared still have lost all that weight eating 2 meals a day at Subway if both those meals were their very excellent meatball subs with provolone?


So thought provoking.

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CarlosAlberto
#17In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:29pm

"So many important questions this thread raises even for straight men...
How does the availability of Russian brides on-line factor in?
Did MySpace fail because that guy made himself your first friend when you signed up even though you didn't know him and probably didn't even like him?
Could Radio Shack have survived if people knew it was a real store and not just a Shack and that you could get batteries there for everything, not just radios?
Would Jared still have lost all that weight eating 2 meals a day at Subway if both those meals were their very excellent meatball subs with provolone?
So thought provoking."


Why aren't we married FishermanBob?


 

FindingNamo
#18In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:42pm

Really makes you think, Fisherman Bob.


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Jay Lerner-Z
#19In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 1:30pm

No, technology is not here to stay. We are going backwards, and pretty soon we'll all be using smoke signals to communicate. We are devolving. No more BWW. In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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Mister Matt
#20In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 2:30pm

It really makes me think, "Fisherman Bob!"


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FindingNamo
#21In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 5:26pm

"No, technology is not here to stay."

hahahahaha


Even rock and roll turned out not to be here to stay.


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darquegk
#22In 20 years, many men will say they met their husband online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 5:57pm

I think you can't unring a bell, and technology, in whatever form, is the biggest bell anyone ever rung. We're not gonna go back to a mostly analog existence except in a post-apocalyptic worst-case scenario. Things are just going to get more and more digital from here, until even "digital" is transcended. Trigital?

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HorseTears
#23In 20 years, many men will say they met Kevin Spacey online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 6:07pm

Nice try, Bilbo.  We're not going to write your paper for you.  Well, maybe darquegk will. 


 


 

Wilmingtom
#24In 20 years, many men will say they met Kevin Spacey online
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:45pm

Yes, it's here to stay until the next big thing comes along.