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Old 06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Mr. Slant Mr.  Slant is offline
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Sexual orientation on Facebook

I just had a Facebook Friend and, same person here, friend of a friend (real-life) exclaim that he was surprised by my sexual orientation.
It seems that I'd accurately disclosed my sexual orientation, and left the setting exposed such that all of my Facebook Friends could see.
Now, I'm not closeted, but I'd rather that certain of my:
- not that close friends
and
- older family members
not have to think of my sexual orientation.

So, I'm removing sexual orientation from being viewable by anybody.

What are the odds that a given Facebook user has actually viewed that part of my profile?
Do you view that part of the 'about' when someone adds you?
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:54 PM
Ethilrist Ethilrist is offline
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It seems to have changed to a default four pieces of information for people who have been upgraded to the Timeline, and that doesn't included the "Interested In" info. However, didn't it used to give a random assortment of tidbits from your profile as a paragraph of links?
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:03 PM
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Hell, at least you understood the Interest In thing meant /interested in/, not interested in connecting with. Unlike my dumb ass that had set it to Interested in Men and Women for 3 flipping years and had no clue I was falsely advertising myself as a bisexual.

At least until recently when a friend asked me if I was bisexual and in an open marriage and then I adjusted it. Sad part is, not once in that entire time did any of my gay or bisexual friends even so much as hint in some interest.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:09 PM
PandaBear77 PandaBear77 is offline
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Don't feel bad, Sundrop, I did the same thing
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:12 PM
Mr. Slant Mr.  Slant is offline
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Hell, at least you understood the Interest In thing meant /interested in/, not interested in connecting with.
SNIP
Hmmm.
Perhaps we're all mis-reading it.
Is there, in fact, a statement by Facebook anywhere that suggests that "Interested In" references sexual orientation rather than new friends?
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:15 PM
rhubarbarin rhubarbarin is offline
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No, but it's common sense.

I've never bothered to select an option. Never ticked anything off for my gender, either.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:16 PM
Ethilrist Ethilrist is offline
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Not on the Edit your Profile page. We're all interested in column A, column B, or both, and they don't say what "interested" means.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:27 PM
Inner Stickler Inner Stickler is offline
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What other possible meaning could you attach to that word in the context of a personal bio?
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