Messaging Strangers

Have you ever messaged a stranger on Facebook? Twitter? Kik? Whatever it is people use to communicate with each other nowadays?

Well I have. Yes, call me weird, whatever, but I do it as a sort of social study. Just to see how people react to¬†receiving¬†a greeting from a stranger. Most of the time they respond with ‘hi’ as well, but never talk much after that. Omegle, Chatroulette and all that is very different, because when you are on the there, the soul purpose of that site is to talk to other strangers.

However it is shocking the kind of disrespect you get from messaging random people. I have only gained one ‘acquaintance’ from doing that. Her name is *censored for personal privacy* and she is an alright gal (I added in the censor stuff… as a joke… get it? No? Damn…) However I find that almost every time you are seen as ‘creepy’ or ‘awkward’ or some other negative word.

I am probably one of the few people who actually likes to go out and do this, but I find it fun. You are throwing yourself into someones life at a random unexpected place. The responses you get are funny. Some people say ‘I don’t know you seriously fuck off’. Others say ‘Hey’ then never reply again. A minute amount actually stay around for a full on proper conversation. For those of you that do, I applaud you for having human decency. I always do. Why be mean to someone? What if that person just wants company? They could be on a down night. There is no difference to that and a guy walking up to a girl in a bar.

Anyway, overall the statistics that I have collected say that 75% of women will tell a guy to fuck off, or blank him after a few messages, and that 100% of guys will do this if another guy messages them. What does that say? Girls are nicer and more open to communication with strangers then guys? I don’t know. It seems like people AUTOMATICALLY assume that you are coming onto them if you randomly message them on Facebook!

I am very grateful to the two wonderful ladies I met doing this over the last few days. I have sold them Escape the Fate tickets as well! Good times. Anyway people, just be mature and talk to each other. We are all human. Why not sit and have a chat with a stranger?

Thanks for reading. Happy chatting! Share, follow, comment, like or whatever to this if you enjoyed it!

The Life Poster

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4 Comments

    • What do you mean? If you mean you are surprised more people weren’t optimistic about me messaging them, then so was I. I message people of a variety of ages, a variety of backgrounds. Yet this is the result I got. Shocking I know.

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      • It isn’t the end of the world trying to get a response from strangers on Facebook and Twitter. You just got to seem interesting, and you are. Maybe try seeing it less “social study,” and more having fun, making friends, that kind of thing. Good luck with how it goes!

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      • I know it isn’t, and I did try to seem like that, but it always looped back around to them saying ‘Why did you message me?’ as soon as I said ‘I am just messaging random people for fun’ or anything to that extent, almost everyone buggered off.

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