Stigma associated with online dating
Become a regular commenter, and you'll soon feel like you know each other and are actually a part of each others' lives! The Photos - Mom's scrapbook of naked-baby-in-the-tub photos doesn't even to all the fascinating (and embarrassing) stuff that you can find in the Photos tab of a Facebook page. Are they actually as good-looking as they appear in their main photo?
What kinds of activities do they like to do in their spare time?
It's not explicitly a romantic move, but it can communicate a not-quite-platonic message or intention. Mutual friends - You don't even need to Facebook friends with someone to see who your mutual friends are! We're not any more sophisticated, or any wiser, than our friends.
It's an opportunity to flirt, to subtly remind someone that you exist, and to bond over shared interests and witticisms. We just prefer the ambiguity of the post-dating world to the explicitness of more traditional modes of romantic "dating" interactions - even when it's all taking place online.
It can be used to communicate, "I'm testing the waters of talking to you further," or, "I can't think of a cute thing to write, so maybe this'll get your attention," or, "Let's face it, I'm a little creepy and I want to holler at you and am one of the last people to use the poke feature as a meaningful tool." It can mean whatever you want it to mean, and take the place of personalized flirtation or interaction.
In 2008 non-communicable diseases accounted for 51% of the global burden of disease.
It will be responsible for 56% of the burden of disease by 2015, and for 76% of the burden of disease in 2030.
On the other hand, in the developing countries, the majority of NCD deaths are occurring below the age of 60 years.
It should be noted, however, that some question whether the “epidemic” of NCDs in resource-limited settings is being overstated, considering the scarcity of data.
Ambiguous or..ambiguous, Facebook is practically an unavoidable player in our love lives these days.