A few months back, while on Facebook, I got to wondering how they choose the adverts on your profile page. Look what can I say? I have an inquiring mind so I came to the conclusion that it was to do with your relationship status.
One night after a few glasses of red wine, I decided for a laugh to put my theory to the test. It was a Saturday night, I was stuck at home so indulge me!
My facebook status states that I am single therefore I was get all the dating adverts on my home and profile
I changed it to married which instantly caused people to comment. Within minutes of my status change, I was getting adverts for furniture stores, financial companies and freebies for washing powder. This had me in hysterics so I started commenting about it and this set off some of my friends who also changed their relationship status or just told me what was on theirs.
One friend, who is married, had adverts for 'falling pregnant naturally' which was hilarious cos she already has 5 children!!! Another friend, also married had adverts for incontinence and hormone replacement therapy. I nearly fell off my seat laughing at that one!
Every time I refreshed the page, something new would appear and make me laugh. The upshot was that when I was 'married' I obviously needed debt advice, new furniture and household freebies but when I was 'single' I needed to join as many dating sites as they could throw at me, take up hobbies or join wine clubs!
Just to mix things up a bit, I then changed it to 'in a relationship' which then caused adverts to pop up for shoes, underwear and mortgages. WTF? Then I changed it back to 'married' and finally got adverts for falling pregnant and incontinence pads! Ha ha ha priceless.
|ooh look what I've got to look forward to!|
Maybe it was the wine but really, this entertained me the whole night. I know, I hear you, it really doesn't take much does it but you know what they say, little pleases little minds!
In my pickled state, I forgot to change my status back therefore left it as 'married' for a few days, causing total confusion and questions by the bucket load.
Ooops! I will admit though that I was happy to go back to seeing adverts for dating sites cos all the other ones were just reminding me of how old I was and lets face it, who really wants that?