Sex & the Single Woman: Dating Status

Technology has completely revolutionized the way in which we date. Services like Facebook and Twitter allow us know what they cute guy is doing at all hours of the day. It’s a blessing and a curse.

One of my roommates is currently feeling the conflict between loving this availability and being tortured by it. She is interested in a guy on her Google Chat list. Good for her–they talk a lot. Bad for her– he constantly updates his status and sometimes it is pretty clear it is about her.

I am not a huge proponent of relationships that are facilitated online. Fortunately for my friend, she hangs out with this guys in person all of the time. But what happens when she sees him, goes home and sees that he’s changed his status? They’ve talked casually about dating with no results yet, so how is she expected to respond to these statuses?

I think he is aware, at least to some extent, of what he is doing, but that doesn’t make handling this situation. What do you think–is it best to just not respond to these aloof messages?