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Are friend suggestions on Facebook as a result of someone viewing your profile? Creepily received friend suggestions from 3 new plates I have just met. This can’t be a coincidence.

by TheShearerComplex | September 19, 2019 | askTRP


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I’ve recently acquired 3 new plates and within in the space of a week I’ve received 3 new friend suggestion notifications, all being the 3 new plates. Which is really creepy.

I haven’t been on Facebook in like 2 months, so I haven’t checked their profile. I half ignored the first 2 as random notifications, but now this has happened 3 times, either Facebook tracks who I am near, or they have interacted with my profile, which has triggered the friend suggestion notification.

Just wondering if anyone come across this before with plates? Would be funny if they were stalking my social media. Not that I’ve posted on it in years.

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Title Are friend suggestions on Facebook as a result of someone viewing your profile? Creepily received friend suggestions from 3 new plates I have just met. This can’t be a coincidence.
Author TheShearerComplex
Upvotes 48
Comments 41
Date 19 September 2019 01:37 PM UTC (9 months ago)
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[–]RedSkeller116 points117 points  (3 children) | Copy

Facebook app scans your contacts, crazy huh?

[–]realname370 points71 points  (2 children) | Copy

Also scans your location. People either frequently around you or near you may pop up as people you may know

[–]Enlightened_Chimp33 points34 points  (0 children) | Copy

Facebook is plating all of us.

[–]cracksniffer6669 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

This is the correct answer. For instance, when you're around a business and Google asks you to review it..

[–]Senior ContributorMentORPHEUS45 points46 points  (8 children) | Copy

Why I don't use social media.

[–]ahackercalled4chan19 points20 points  (7 children) | Copy

same. complete privacy invasion.

[–]iwviw1 point2 points  (6 children) | Copy

What about google or your isp or your iPhone etc etc etc

[–]ahackercalled4chan2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

i don't use google. i use OpenDNS instead of my ISP's DNS, and i have location-tracking disabled on my iPhone. i don't use social media & browse reddit thru firefox focus private browsing mode.

i still need a VPN for my home network.

[–]kingofclubsmorde2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

You a drug dealer?

[–]ek19953 points4 points  (2 children) | Copy

Apple is surprisingly good with privacy, iMessage is encrypted and when the FBI asked Apple to get into some criminal’s phone (mass shooter iirc) they basically told the FBI to fuck off.

[–]Deathrow221 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy


[–]ek19955 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

Apple’s stance on privacy.

Them telling the FBI and NSA to eat shit

[–]FearGarbhArMait27 points28 points  (4 children) | Copy

Did you get their numbers or add them to another social media, if yes; that is why theyre popping up. Facebook thinks you know them via contacts and other platforms.

[–]TheShearerComplex2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

Ah yeah I do have their numbers. But one I’ve had for over a year (day game number that I’ve recently reignited).

[–]red2hilt-3 points-2 points  (2 children) | Copy

day game number that I’ve recently reignited

If you don't mind, would you tell me if before recently, you slept with her/met up with her?

There's some RP advice like "the pussy is NEVER worth the wait", but if there is some sexual tension it seems okay to me. Is your plate such an example? Did you meet up sometimes over the past year, but without fucking?

What's your advice in this case of on again off again contact and a pretty good rapport, sexual energy, but no sleeping together? Can it be converted later?

[–]TheShearerComplex3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

No I hadn’t met her. I basically got her number and Instagram from a 15 minute interaction from day game. We had a couple of messages back and forth but she stopped replying and I just didn’t message her again.

A couple of weeks back after a few plates broke, I decided one last try on quite a few numbers in my phone that never went anywhere. So I sent a batch ping message to 20 or so of them.

She answered, and we have met up banged since. Pretty crazy.

Only thing I can think of was timing, she was just open to meeting people that day or week and she had me on insta so maybe she had been kept warm through that period and seen I was a cool guy.

It can be converted by why haven’t you slept together? Is that because you haven’t made a move?

[–]red2hilt0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Kind of rejected me but still went on more dates with me and small amount of escalation. She rejected going home (with me or to her place). It could be timing or whatever. If there's sexual tension I don't always use direct kino. These are the reasons I was curious about your experience. Thanks for your answer.

[–]raj_ams14 points15 points  (1 child) | Copy

[–]iwviw1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

What we page url is that ?

[–]Domebeers14 points15 points  (0 children) | Copy

I don't think it tis that, but it could be. Facebook spies on you. If you have it on your phone and she has it on her phone, facebook will go "oh these people were close to each other, I'll suggest them as friends"

[–]xx-Rain_Maker-xx9 points10 points  (2 children) | Copy

If you have their cellphone number, Facebook will suggest them as friends. I discovered this when I started adding numbers of girls from Tinder.

[–]squishles6 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy

considering tinder uses facebook for account authentication, I doubt they'd have to even go that far to get the data.

[–]xx-Rain_Maker-xx2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

True. Although, Facebook just suggested them as friends once I added their numbers so I could talk to them via wpp. I tested this several times.

[–]PutlockerAndChill8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

Facebook suggests people who are around you, just like going on a night out then seeing most the people from the club on your suggestions.

[–]TeemoSatan2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

I think so. I've had this happen so many times i've lost count. It actually happens most of the time after i get to know a new chick that's into me. It even happens with chicks i don't know yet but they send some major IOIs. I don't even have the facebook app on my phone so i doubt it has anyting to do with location or whatever (in my example). It happened so many fucking times that it can't be a coincidence.

[–]warthundersfw1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

If you add a friend, people in proximity to that added friend will show up. Destination wedding adds were stupid easy after the first

[–]rpmc830 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

This happens to me and I don't have the Facebook App nor Messenger installed. I have a feeling they leverage as much data about you as possible, such as the GPS coordinates of your phone and time spent in proximity to other known phones/users. Things I speak about but have never typed into the phone regularly appear in advertising on my phone and I wouldn't be surprised if the microphone is used for all sorts of information gathering purposes. Next is face detection and both your front and rear cameras (you can buy a little sticky camera-blocking slider to force it off when not in use). Faces could be identified in photos. Finally, when a logged in user looks up your profile, there's another data point that can be used to suggest friends. I'm sure it runs deeper, like intersections of friend circles and whatnot, but yeah it's kind of a technological dystopia if you ask me. I'm slowly making progress on extricating myself from most cloud services, blocking ads, trackers via dns, using vpn to either secure wifi connections or change geolocation and also moving myself and friends over to end-to-end encrypted forms of communicating exclusively. It's not easy and takes buy-in, and some tech know-how but it's ultimately worth it.

Edit: businessinsider.com/new-iphone-ios-13-update-catches-apps-facebook-being-shady-2019-9

[–]vondoom9000 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Look up the definition of malware then look at Facebook; same thing. It's just authorized and due to people being fucking idiots it's become the single most invasive app ever created. This is why most tech guys don't use it.

[–]redpilllogin0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Are they friends with any of your friends? Because Facebook also suggests from people you have in common.

[–]GucciGangBucks0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I think it does tbh. Facebook will never admit it. But people I’ve been around at bars, class, or even spoke about have popped up in my recommended for no reason.

No evidence on this but I wouldn’t be surprised.

[–]Final_Pantasy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Lock your Facebook down and make everything private so people can't add you or find you.

If I didn't work in marketing/advertising, I'd get the fuck rid of IG/FB/SC/everything.

[–]redbarone0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Not to mention your phone scanning local SSID's and triangulating with GPS.

[–]skuttt0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

They were looking at your profile. Facebook sees that and offers them as suggestions. If you’re iPhone they won’t have your contacts unless you offered it so probs that.

[–]peaceandlug0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yes, FB does use your visitors to make friend suggestions.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Facebook checks your phone contacts and suggests those people to you...

[–]McVaghunter-4 points-3 points  (3 children) | Copy

No one is stalking you. Facebook uses your phone number (and franky all your browsing history) to suggest your profile to people who have it even if you have the option to "search for your profile using your phone number/email" disabled!

Just wondering if anyone come across this

I have zero guys in my social media (I text and call my bros), I gave my phone number to some dude for some business related shit and next day he sent me a friend request even tho he can't search for my profile using my number or my full name. It was awkward explaining to him that I rejected his request because I use social media for pussy only lol.

[–]youcancallmedada5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

You’re awkward.

[–]FightGuard0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Any tips on using social media for pussy?

[–]McVaghunter0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I found that even tho facebook is supposed to be a place to connect with people you already know IRL, this rule does not apply to hot guys (that's why using social media for pussy gets a lot of downvotes in this shit sub); if your profile is public and contains some high SMV pictures the majority of girls will accept your friends requests even if they don't know you.

All I can say is that there are hidden facebook features using a computer (not available on mobile) that allows you to use facebook exactly like tinder (you need some browser extensions to make things easy but they're not a must). Using it in the toilet a couple minutes a WEEK got me 500 phone numbers last year alone (each time a girl gives me her number I add her profile to a new friends' list and this list now has more than 500 girls since summer 2018). Since I'm getting more numbers than I can take out on dates, I let my hypergamy loose, giving priority to hot girls who initiate texting or the ones who show the most interest.

I prefer hunting for pussy by cold approaching IRL but if I can get extra phone numbers while taking a shit then why not.

[–]tibetan_astronaut 1 points [recovered]  (1 child) | Copy

Wtf are plates?

[–]LarryLove[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

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