Social Media and Dating Rules: What Do They Have in Common?
In case you missed it, last week I discussed about the what does SEO and dating have in common. I’ve gotten some responses from readers and followers on Twitter that both requires attention, focus and it’s quite surprising that guys dig the Ryan Gosling photo as much as the chicks do In this article, we will explore in what ways does social media and dating have in common. Yes, with Ryan Gosling photos to aid the explanations.
Both social media and dating have several set of rules which unfortunately do not apply to everyone or at least, not all of it. Below are just some of the similarities that I have observed in dating and social media.
1. Everyone is unique. So should your messages and strategies in each platform.
Every individual we meet is different and we have to adjust and treat them accordingly. There are people who prefer some things over the other while others like to do things differently. A guy you’ve dated in high school maybe different from the guy you’re currently dating at work. Thus, each guy’s preferences can be different from the other and you’re left with no other choices but to deal with them accordingly.
The same is true with how different Google+ from Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn (much like the guy you’re dating at work) is different from Pinterest (your high school interest). Therefore, you would need to craft messages and strategies accordingly. Some platforms are a little formal than the others, others may be a little casual.
2. Don’t automate or or keep doing/saying the same things over and over again
I have been following someone on Twitter who automates all of his posts and it’s just as annoying as eating in the same restaurant everyday with the same dish on your date.
I personally learned this lesson the hard way since I have my Facebook, LinkedIn, NetworkedBlogs linked to my Twitter so when a blog post is published, the same message gets tweeted as much as how many social networking platforms are connected on my Twitter. I appreciate Franky for catching that and I have learned I have authorized over 10 apps on my Twitter that weren’t supposed to be there anyway.
Spice up your content strategies by crafting messages based on what’s appropriate for each platform. I have learned that tweeting preferably in less than 130 characters will give you the maximum exposure and probably retweets on Twitter. Creating a much more casual introduction or description about your post on Facebook will likely get you more likes and shares.Yes, photos seem to have higher engagement too.
3. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not
You know what they say about boys trying to put their best foot forward in the early stages of dating? I daresay girls can be terrible at pretending too. Or trying to change some behaviors and lifestyle just to fit in to that ideal person of the one we want to impress.
In Social Media, be careful of people who call themselves experts or gurus. People who really are great at what they do don’t need to call themselves fancy names just to prove they are indeed great.
Fake hair, fake nails, fake boobs, fake tan and you ladies are searching for a real man?
4. Timing is essential
After creating an excellent social media plan, part of the execution process is to be able to post them on the right time to get the ears of the right people.
Guys seem to be very good at timing when they want to. Carefully executing their game plan and strategies in catching the attention of the girl they want to. One good strategy after another.
Those are just some of the rules in dating and social media which I have found both have in common. What other similarities have you spotted on both which are not included in the list? Feel free to share them with us through the comments below.