||[Aug. 12th, 2013|02:44 pm]
The Question Club
On Facebook, there's a poke! function. Let's all agree it's lame, played out and most people don't use it. I'm in 3 poke wars; 2 with friends, 1 with some older lady who I sort of know. I just poke them back out of habit, even though I'd prefer to declare surrender for all poke wars. I know both those friends have expressed interest in jumping my bones in the past, but I'm not interested, and as for the older lady (she's retired), I sure hope that poking is just friendly, and not flirtatious, even though we haven't spoken in years and weren't really friends. I realize I'm reading too much into all this, but maybe it's because I only poked girls I was interested in, back when I first made an account, and I've never really understood why else you'd poke a friend, but maybe I'm the weirdo. I guess it all means nothing. We know each other, and that's just as good a reason to poke someone as any, I suppose. |
Recently, I added some woman because we know similar people, have similar interests and I liked her icon. Didn't know who she was until I saw her status. She's the fiancee of this ghosthunter guy who I've met a few times. Ok guy I guess. Looks like someone from Sons of Anarchy. I never actually met her, just saw her across the room, and this was 3 years ago. She's cool, I guess. I thought nothing more about this until the very next day, when she poked me.
Now this caught me by surprise. Up to this point, I had figured that poking people is what you either did to friends or people you were interested in. I fit neither of those descriptions, or rather, I shouldn't fit any of those descriptions. I doubt if she'd even remember me, and we had never actually said one thing to each other. So I start to think she's showing she's interested in me, but that thought makes me a little uncomfortable, because she's engaged and I really have no interest in her. I've thought about just letting the poke war subside, to remove the uncertainty of it all, but the curiosity if making me continue to poke back. So, 4 poke wars that I'm ambivalently involved in.
Here's the questions.
1. - Why do you think she would poke me, a virtual stranger?
2. - Do you believe that poking is innocent, and just a friendly action, or is it also a flirt tool?
3. - What poke wars have you been involved in, or currently involved in?