Dating groups on facebook
True, you can hit on your friend's friends (a long tradition with our people), but there are surprisingly few gay men who belong to Facebook pages that are devoted to getting guys to meet each other..
Just type in "Gay dating" in Facebook's search box and you'll see what I mean.
A funny thing happened on the way to researching Facebook pages for my gay dating advice site.
I found out that the most popular Facebook page for gay dating turns out to cater to members of one of the most closeted institution in America: the military. I was surprised at how little gay men use Facebook as a way of meeting other guys.
But for every innocent teen image, there are four or five explicit and pornographic photos and a stream of requests that invite strangers to connect and rate photos, comments that bully and belittle, and posts that share personal information and welcome members to contact and “friend” each other.Despite what its name implies, Teen Dating 17+100 is a dangerous digital space for an adult to find themselves, let alone a child or a teen.In fact, the reason I did the research is that Facebook does not rank the gay dating pages by how many members are in it, so it's incredibly difficult to figure out who the real players are without combing through hundreds of listings.While there are hundreds of pages, very few people actually belong to them (technically, "Liked" them). Most likely, it's because Facebook does not give you the privacy or anonymity that large dating or hookup sites online give you.
This group is just one of the popular communities of “Teen Dating” networks that are on Facebook, and parents need to take notice.On January 1st, a 7th grader, Nicole Lovell posted a selfie in the group with the caption, “cute or nah.” The photo received over 300 responses, many of them which were mean and vicious.