The other day I received an SMS from my cousin telling me that she has created a Hi5 account and that I should accept her request. I was like “Woah! It’s been ages since I checked my Hi5 account.” It’s been so long that I even forgot the password and requested to send it to me via e-mail. Anyway, I signed in and found that I have 5 friend requests from 5 different girls (including my cousin). I had no idea who they were but I added them anyway.
After I edit my profile and privacy, I decided to use the search system just for fun and used the following criteria:
*Age: 20 to 35
* Want to meet: Both Men & Women
* Area: Kuwait
* Status: Any
Click on search....
Man, I wanted to laugh so hard and yet felt a pity for “some” of the users. It seems Hi5 has become the next harmony.com; people apparently were using it just to get dates not to gain friendship. How did I know? Simple, try to read the comments on the person’s profile from other users or “Who I would like to meet” section of the users profile. I have seen at least 20 guys who just wanted “Sex” and surprisingly those users were the most popular. Girls were not angels either; you can witness their desperation to find “a playmate” to waste their times with.
The funniest part is the level of narcissism that most users possess. One user filled his entire profile with his pictures and apparently none of his pictures were spontaneous; it is clear he was spending most of the time taking picture of himself. Others were satisfied with showing their bodies and sometimes their “tiny body parts”.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not asking that you should burn your Hi5 account; Hi5 is still a great site to meet new people and gain friends. However, it should not serve as a dating hub. To me, people who use Internet to find a date are so desperate in real life that they decided to shadow their true identity behind their “not-so- genuine profiles. Yet again, I don't like making snap judgment of people, so I will say no more about this subject.
Posted by Angelo
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