Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weirdo magnet

I've come to the conclusion that I am a total weirdo magnet. Three friend requests on Facebook from men I don't know in the past month. One was a military romance scammer (I guess the fact that I'm married isn't a deterrent), one from a guy in England but of Danish nationality (I am beautier than the queen of England), and one from a guy who spells Dave "Dve". Creepy. Very creepy. I am disturbed by this. Totally. And I wonder, what is it in my profile picture that makes me appear to be inviting this kind of attention? My profile says I'm married, for heavens sake! So what are the options? I've reported them on Facebook, and adjusted my privacy settings, and blocked them. Here's the thing though, with social media if you tighten the privacy settings too much, then people you may not be friend switch, but actually know can't request you, or send you a message. And there are people with whom is like to reconnect if the opportunity arose. Anyone else ever have this problem?

I always was a weirdo magnet, all through school, in the grocery store, on elevators, at the mall. I guess Facebook is just the newest way that I attract bizarre people. I know it sounds totally judgmental, but it is seriously creepy. I think I know why hubs wants me to get a big scary dog when the boys have moved out. A frothing at the mouth snarling Rottweiler would be a wonderful deterrent in reality. I think I'm going to go post some rotti pictures on my profile. Maybe it will work in virtual reality too.

2 comments: said...

Oh my god- this made me laugh soo hard!!

The man who couldn't spell his own name, the weird romantic gestures... I've only checked that dark FB corner once and didn't like what I saw!

I do think the dog photos will alleviate the problem of certain men- MAYBE.

But if you got what they want- you're not stopping anyone's approach!

Nicole said...

It was so weird! I can't figure out what it was, but no new weirdo friend requests since then. Just lucky I guess!