About a quarter of respondents said they’ve flirted with another user through a favorite, a reply or a direct message, and yet just one percent said they’ve asked someone on a date via Twitter.Ninety-six percent of respondents said Twitter is the “wrong place” to look for a date.“Ultimately, asking someone out on Twitter, there’s still that fear of rejection that exists,” she says. Throwback to before Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, there was a wonderful social media site called My Space, made by Tom Anderson.The hashtag #We Met On Twitter, which has been used in roughly 500 Twitter posts according to the social media tracking tool Keyhole, suggests there are many couples who found lasting romantic partnerships using the social media site more typically favored by news agencies and celebrities.
Just like many other social media sites, you can pick and choose who you want to be your “friend,” or in other words see your stuff that you post, and you can view theirs as well.Says Smith of flirting on Twitter: “I think it’s too public. ” His app promises to give users a boost of confidence before pursuing each other.“The beauty of the mutual like system is that you’re not giving away that you like someone unless you know that they like you back.” According to a survey Loveflutter conducted in January among 1,000 of its users, roughly half said they followed someone on Twitter because they were a potential love interest.Ali Garland wasn’t expecting to meet her husband when she sent out an innocuous tweet in the summer of 2010. “Now I just have to figure out how to set it up.” Andrew Couch, a fellow travel blogger whom she followed on Twitter but had never interacted with, was quick to respond.Their casual exchange progressed into direct messages, which then led to a short Skype session, “and that was that,” recalls Garland.