Sure, one of the many benefits of Facebook is we can connect to an otherwise unlimited amount of people, but according to the University of Benedictine at Mesa when people met each other after interacting on Facebook, there was a sense of anxiety and even arousal in the parties.
Researchers say this is owed to the time we take when we creep on people and compare ourselves to their online presence. Had you met them for the first time in real life (IRL), however, anxiety levels and preconceived notions would be way lesser.
Once and for all, it should be said that we are characters and brands of ourselves on social media, not our full selves. It’s just impossible to do.