What does fishing for likes mean?

I saw someone right that on Facebook, what does it mean?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • I think it's usually said when someone posts a photo or status that might come across as bragging. Example: Some girls post pictures of themselves saying they look bad or ugly but meanwhile everybody can see it's a good picture. So they just want people to tell them they are wrong and that they are beautiful. I think same can be said for people who post things about having flashy things.

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What Girls Said 1

  • It means they're being an attention whore

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What Guys Said 6

  • It sounds fishing for compliments - Saying you look terrible and wanting people to like you and say you look great

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  • Fishing... people want to catch fish...
    Here it's the same... but instead they don't aim for fish but on 'likes'
    Aka Attention seekers

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  • It means posting things with the intention of getting a lot of likes on it

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  • It means you're either pandering to a specific world view for comment likes/facebook likes, or you're being self-deprecating/self-defeating in the hopes of getting likes on your status.

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  • It is the same thing as trolling. They just want attention which on Facebook means likes.

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  • People posting on Facebook with the sole purpose of receiving "likes" from other users.

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