I usually get the question a lot… Can I poke a girl on Facebook to start a conversation? Here’s the short answer… Absolute not. If you really think this than your making a huge mistake. Sure, it’s a cool little tool to use on your friends… but for picking up beautiful women you barely know or don’t know AT ALL on Facebook? Not a chance pal!
Perhaps an extreme measure, but effective in stopping the spread of viruses and worms is to not keep track of your contact and family e-mail addresses with the alice mail. It maybe a pain to have to retype an e-mail address each time you send a new message, but it prevents the hackers from gaining access to such sensitive information and thus the bad guy being able to send your friends a bunch of bugs and unwanted mail.
Lessened familiarity. If in the past you used to share everything with your wife and in that case suddenly she seems distanced and clams up as soon as you try to discuss intimate things, it may well mean that she has already distanced herself emotionally and mentally from you. She is suddenly frigid and loses a few attractions in doing everything with her companion.
In genealogy we too often forget that many of our security questions and passwords are based on family data. Thus, in our vigor and enthusiasm to share with others about our family history, other unscrupulous characters with dark intentions to corrupt files and computers, steal data for vile reasons. They would take advantage of our passions and hobbies and twist our best of intentions to their warped desires. Some are searching for identities to steal which include birthdates and social security numbers.
Keeping track of wins is just as important as keeping track of entries. Big wins are reported to the IRS. You don’t want Uncle Sam upset with you because you didn’t give him his share of your winnings. Write down all your wins in a notebook or keep them in a file on your computer. Keep any e-mails or letters you receive about a win.
Turning 60 has got to be about Gratitude. Meister Eckhart once wrote that “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” For 14 years now, ever since Oprah introduced the “Gratitude Journal” on her show, in an interview with Sarah Ban Breathnach, I have kept a gratitude journal. It has changed my life. People, in general, have a habit of always finding the negative in life. Once you adopt the habit of keeping a gratitude journal, and writing down 5 things each day for which you are grateful, it totally changes your perspective in life. Start one today and you will see the difference it will make in your own life.
By taking these steps you might not get 500 + friends. You could still meet people, but you would have to initiate it yourself. Many people will not pursue people with private profiles. It might be harder to add friends, and more work to receive comments, but if you safety is at risk, these hassles are well worth it.