Facebook is a lot of things: a social network, a mega time-suck, and, according to Ask Men, a breeding ground for women’s craziness. Oh yes, women do crazy, crazy things on Facebook, and we’re not talking about reconnecting with old flames or friending their bosses, either. No, the kind of craziness Ask Men accuses us of is more of the “vindictive,” “manipulative” variety — like, get this, posting pictures that are “more sexy, more adventurous and altogether more exciting than she is in real life.” OMG, CRAZY!! I mean, only a woman would do something so off-the-chart insane! After the jump, 5 completely crazy things Ask Men says women do on Facebook.1. Women set up fake profiles to follow exes on Facebook
This one may seem a bit extreme, but it is certainly not unheard-of for a woman to set up a fake Facebook persona in order to creep on her ex’s profile. At the very least, she might get a mutual friend to allow her a little access to an ex’s Facebook page. Whether you broke up badly or it was mostly mutual, if you don’t keep in touch, she probably wants to know what you’re up to. Instead of calling or e-mailing you, it’s easier and less embarrassing to scope out your profile while you are blissfully unaware that she is checking up on you.
Yeah, it seems a little crazy to create a fake Facebook page for an ex’s benefit, but the rationale behind it is even crazier: “she probably wants to know what you’re up to”! Oh, no, not that! Why, that’s INSANE. Who ever heard of such a thing? Honestly, if things ended mutually, and old-fashioned curiosity were the only reason a woman wanted access to an ex’s profile, I doubt she’d go to the trouble of creating a fake profile. But if things ended badly and she has more than a passing curiosity in her ex, well, then, that’s a different story…
2. Women manipulate through Facebook photos
Another crazy thing women do on Facebook is to put up embarrassing or compromising photos of people that have gotten on her bad side. When a guy breaks up with a girl and the next day photos of him in one of her dresses hit her profile, it’s not only vindictive, but also pretty immature.
Okay, so a guy dons his girlfriend dress, no big deal. She posts a picture of him in said dress on Facebook and she’s the crazy one? Ohhhkay.
3. Women post passive-aggressive Facebook status updates
Whether it’s because she hates confrontation or she just wants the world to know what a jerk her boyfriend is, some women use their status updates to air complaints about their relationship instead of sitting down and talking it out directly. For example: “Valerie visited the jewelery store and is tired of waiting!!!!” could be a not-so-subtle clue that she doesn’t want to wait for that engagement ring much longer. Post-breakup, a woman might post status updates that hint at a crazy social life: “Melanie is exhausted from a crazy night!” or “Jessica is having a great day,” are both the types of messages that say a lot more when they come right after a big breakup.
Wow, I didn’t know it had come to this! Women are writing things like “having a nice day” in the status update?!?! Holy crap, THAT’S INSANE, people! Why, I’ve never heard of anything so crazy. That must have been one hell of a terrible breakup if she’s writing status updates like that. Her poor, poor ex!
4. Women post ambiguous relationship photos
It’s not uncommon to see pictures of women with their arms around their friends, kissing them on the cheek, whether their friends are men or women. For some, these may be innocuous expressions of affection for their good friends, but for others they could be an attempt to elicit an envious response from their partners. These ambiguous photos with other guys could also cause other people to question the strength of her relationship with her boyfriend. If it’s a single girl posting pics of her getting close to guys without making it clear whether or not they are dating, it can throw people off when they are thinking about making a move, causing them to be unsure of whether or not she’s already taken.
You hear that, ladies? If you are posting photos of you acting affectionate with anyone other than your significant other, you better make sure everyone understands that: a) your relationship is strong, despite photographic evidence to the contrary, or b) you are very much single despite what it may look like in your photos and you welcome a “move” by anyone on Facebook. To suggest otherwise is just plain crazy.
5. Posting a fake relationship status
Some unattached women choose “in a relationship” for their profile just so people won’t start matchmaking or single-girl-pitying. A single woman of a certain age is a prime target for people who think everyone should be paired off in “happily ever after” relationships. Some single women even arrange with one of their close girlfriends to be each other’s “in a relationship with” person to avoid this kind of condescending sympathy.
A woman trying to avoid condescending sympathy or preserving a bit of her privacy online? Why, who ever heard of such crazy behavior? Next you’ll be telling me that women find pantyhose uncomfortable, What is this world coming to??