I’ve never understood the poke function Facebook. At all. Is it just to let somebody know that you’re thinking about them? Is it supposed to be the precursor to communication?
These things keep me awake at night.
I think that if it’s intended to just let somebody know that you’re thinking about them then it’s uber dumb. Why not just send them a message or write something on their wall. It seems like passive aggressive behavior.
For instance, say I messed up royally with a chick and we’re friends on Facebook (who isn’t?). Instead of hitting her up to talk about it, I just poke her in hopes that she will acknowledge the poke and reciprocate, which would thus let me know that perhaps she’d be open for discussion.
My thing is, why not just ask the mofo outright?
And if it’s somebody that you haven’t talked to in a long while, why poke them? Why not just hit them up in the first place?
So the point is, guys poke chicks on Facebook probably just let you know they’re thinking about you. In hopes that perhaps you will be overcome by emotions of, “wow, he’s thinking of me. Yay me!”
I think I’m getting old.