Monday, January 23, 2012

Twitter handle or phone number?

I read recently that guys should have a twitter account for picking up girls at bars.

If I was at a bar and I asked someone for their phone number and they gave me their twitter handle I would be a little insulted. To me that says "I'm not really interested and I don't want to give you my number."

Social media is great but let's not forget that real life exists too. Not everyone is on twitter and that's ok. I would never turn down a guy because he didn't have a twitter. You could be missing out on someone great.

If you like someone give them your number. If you don't, well I suggest giving your twitter handle.

Anyone have thoughts on this? Am I crazy?

12 comments:

  1. wtf? you give someone your twitter handle? pfft, that's ridiculous. you are not crazy, that's insulting.

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  2. oof, that's weird. Number or nothing.

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  3. That is insane. I mean I love twitter and all, but it doesn't take the place of actual communication. Words make it so easy to mis-communicate something because you don't have tone or inflection. Phone number over twitter handle any day.

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  4. Twitter handle?!??? No. That's wrong. "I'll tweet you later, baby."??? No. Nope. I don't like.

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  5. @Little Missy Me - I would be way insulted.

    @Gia - Agreed. Unless they ask for both. But still I'd rather give my # or nothing.

    @Rose - I love twitter too but I also love real life.

    @L-Kat - That sounds so weird "tweet me anytime." Then you get asked out on a date on twitter and what if you don't want to do you tweet back "sorry I'm washing my hair...and tweeting at the same time...."

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  6. That is completely ridiculous. Where did you read this?

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  7. the link might be hard to spot. The link is the "read" in "I read recently" in the beginning of this post.

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  8. Ridiiiiiiculous. Seriously. If I was interested in a guy and he just gave me his handle and a wink and said "catch me on twitter" I would turn on my heel and walk away. What a shit move.

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  9. Email address I could understand, but twitter handle, really? @douchebag lol

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  10. That's fucking stupid.

    A twitter handle sounds basically like a non-intimate cry for followers more than anything else. Give me your number, get to know me.. then we'll get into social media. Because for real, that's not legit "get-to-know-you" communication.

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  11. Yeah, I would definitely be insulted if someone gave me their twitter name instead of their number. It's so much less personal.

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