10:30 PM: From audio journal episode: AJE-2010-05-06-11-12. Facebooked and went on a friends rampage, where I invited a hundred folks to be my Facebook friend. Made several new friends as a result, and talked with [Ann] there.
I’m pleased with how the Facebook experience is going, because I’ve made lots of friends and few people have ignored me, even with my pictures posted up there. Of course the question is: How to advance these friendships; particularly with the women? Many are not advance-able because the lady is married or has other precluding circumstances. But some should work out well. I just need to gently nudge them forward without pushing too hard, and also to realize sooner when it’s not going as I’d like, and back away before getting my feelings hurt too badly. To this end, I can join in on conversations they’re having and see how receptive they are to my talk.
Perhaps I said good-bye to my philosopher / doctor friend too soon last last. Maybe I should have asked his advice on how to proceed. Ah but I’ll manage okay. The key is to avoid risking too much, making unwarranted assumptions, and pulling away early when signs of disinterest surface. More about that later when I deal more fully with the topic of rejection; specifically, avoiding needless rejection.