Originally Posted by gettoasty
you dudes are all awkward as fuck
it is only as bad as you make the situation out to be.
spend more time outside. meeting through the internet is only half of it it even.
should be talking about other shit unless you're with a bigger group of enthusiasts/convention with people who really understand re: styleforum anniversary this may?
Do you really think so? Like, I'm not trying to suggest that it's awkward to actually meet
people who are "from the internet"; but I know that I would feel a bit odd knowing that whoever it is that I'm meeting already has some preconceived notion of who I am, which is constructed strictly through my image and my writing on a forum about men's clothes.
Hell, that's an extremely particular
, or narrow, context for a first impression. That is what's "awkward," I think. Just imagine someone stopping you in the street, or someone sending you a message on Facebook, or a not-so-close friend pulling you aside at a party, mentioning your presence on SF—they know you first and foremost through a men's fashion website in which people discuss "baller sneakers (over $300)," use phrases like "kop that," reference "goth ninja-" inspired looks without a hint of irony, and do other random shit that, in "everyday conversation," just doesn't make sense
There's nothing wrong or uncool or weird about any of this, it's just an extremely unusual background for first impressions—or other social contexts—is all. Does that still sound awkward? Like I bet people here are chill as fuck in real life, but it's just a very unorthodox way of meeting somebody.