Are you intimate enough online? Let’s rate the platforms

Intimacy. It can be a scary thing. It’s up close. It’s totally personal. And it’s exactly what you need to bolster your online relationships.

Most people understand that developing a certain level of intimacy in marriage, friendships and working relationships makes the relationship stronger and more fruitful for both parties.

Yet this understanding hasn’t always translated well to the online world.

Getting intimate online can take a little legwork. Certain platforms allow for more intimacy than others. In this blog post, Srinivas Rao rates popular social media channels on a scale of 1 to 10.


Like a wink, a tweet is a quick and easy way to let someone know you’re interested in them.

“Twitter in many ways is where relationships start and are sustained, but it’s not where they are deepened,” Rao writes.

Broaden your social media horizon, and make sure Twitter isn’t your only angle.

Rao gives Twitter an Intimacy Rating 1.

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