The last singles dance I attended taught me a lesson that has served me well with social media. The lesson? Don’t always trust your gut reaction.
The cute man whom I glimpsed across the dance floor at Boston’s Parker House Hotel looked way too young for me, so I mentally crossed him off my list. There was no sense in trying to catch his eye.
However, I said yes when he asked me to dance and again when he invited me to escape the overcrowded room for a drink in Parker’s Bar. He seemed nervous over drinks – not the suave smooth-talker of my dreams. But we started dating, and he grew on me. Earlier this year we celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
How does this story relate to social media?
I didn’t like social media at first. Twitter, especially, struck me as stupid. But I gave social media a chance. Just like I gave that young man a chance. Now I appreciate my many relationships fostered by social media.
Give social media a chance. You may find more positives than you expect.