Is Twitter the new eHarmony?

I don’t remember where I heard it but someone said “Twitter is the new eHarmony”.

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Initially I scoffed at the idea.  Twitter is for professionals.  Professionals don’t mix business with pleasure, ridiculous!  But then…

Tweetups.  Meetups of people on Twitter.  In my case, wine tweetups.  Suddenly I am surrounded by social people who share a passion for wine, for exploring their senses and who are interested in learning.  Twitter is still very new, there is much to learn, it is still evolving, so I think at this point Twitter is attracting a sort of trend setting crowd of early adopters.  Nevertheless I am noticing a vibe, a trend at the tweetups I have been to.  People are genuinely interested in each other!  Who are you?  What do you do?  What are you passionate about, and what do you do to pay the bills?  Sometimes they are one and the same.  Sure there is an element of networking and a professional theme (somewhat)  but after you start to meet the same people and get to know a group of like minded individuals, I can honestly say that they become friends.  Can that lead to more than friends?  Probably, I don’t have any examples as of yet.  Do you?  What do you think?  Keep it professional, or go with the flow see what happens?


  1. While your point of tweetups/meetups and people being interested in each other is correct, I would whole heartedly disagree that Twitter is just for professionals! There are so many statistics and stories written that prove people use Twitter for many different uses, not just professionally.

    I understand that you might be using it just professionally but do not assume that is all it is used for.

    I also scoffed, still do, at the thought of Twitter being the new eHarmony. People are not on Twitter just to meet a significant other like they are on those other matchmaking sites. If people do meet through Twitter and meetups, I think it is a great side effect, but is not the norm, or new use of Twitter.

  2. It’s all about being social! As you share interests, news, and experiences, relationships naturally build. How far those relationships go is completely up to the individual(s). Is Twitter the new eHarmony? I doubt I’d make the correlation. But socializing is socializing, no matter what the venue. The great thing about Twitter is that it’s a blank slate… you make it whatever you want it to be!

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