Don’t get me wrong, they don’t bother me. Nor do I think it conflicts with the community’s rules in any way-- I mean, we can sell our stuff, look for jobs, and bitch about the inequities of academic life and the bastards who broke into our car/room/whatever, so looking for someone to talk to, spoon with, or fuck senseless seems like fair game.
I can, however, easily see these posts catch on. Soon they'll start breeding. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before they maturate and swarm across livejournal to bludgeon my poor friends list with the fury of a thousand “when do I hear if I got in?” posts. Especially around February, when the Mass Commercial Sweetheartless Guilt And Chocolate Flower Day arrives.
And that scares me.