Dating has changed quite a lot from what it used to be. In addition, different cultures already have their own courting rituals that people follow. There’s an intricate psychology behind each of these romantic gestures, but they’re slowly fading away. For example, America has never had any such particular gesture for courting. When a person finds another person they wish to spend their life with, they ask them if they’re willing to do the same. If they are, the couple exchange engagement rings, tell their friends and family the good news and arrange for a grand ceremony.
In South Asia, for example, arranged marriages have been the norm for many generations. In arranged marriages, the parents and family of the bride and groom initiate the match, and then the potential couple meets. If both families agree and so are the bride and groom, then the marriage is set.
It’s more or less similar in the United Kingdom but more extravagant and intricate. Families traditionally hosted balls and parties during the wedding seasonally, exclusively for matchmaking. When the potential groom sees someone they might be interested in, they would have to go to their house to court them officially.
These meetings always had a chaperone, generally the mother of the bride. They’ll announce the good news to their families if all goes well.
However, all these meaningful and nostalgic traditions slowly fade away as modern values set in. The American method is slowly becoming more and more widespread as people want to make their lives simpler and less complicated.
Instead of respectful courting, meaningful conversations, and tradition, people have started using dating and matchmaking websites to find a partner.
Bumble, Tinder, Grindr, and similar dating apps are doing our jobs for us. We let machines and algorithms decide on something so important because we don’t feel the need for them.
And when you don’t need something, you don’t work that hard for it. Another reason why people don’t work hard to find someone worthy is because they know they can leave them. Divorce is an extreme but much-needed necessity. People have taken it as their way out of their lifelong commitment to another person.
Anyhow, it’s not like online dating is that successful. If anything, it has given way to hook-up culture and ghosting people, so it’s not ideal; at least, not now. We’ll see where the future takes us, but we aren’t going anywhere.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss what “last seen a long time ago” means on Messenger. Stick with us until this blog’s end to learn all about it!
Does “Last Seen a Long Time Ago” Mean Blocked on Telegram?
Telegram’s versatility is still unparalleled, as are its sleek, minimalistic features and easy-to-navigate app design.
However, there are still some things on the app that might be a little bit confusing for users to understand. Don’t worry; we’re here to help you, and that’s what we’ll do.
Let’s say you’re a Telegram user and connected with someone you thought had a great sense of humor. As you continued talking to them, each joke you sent seemed to piss them off rather than make them laugh. You chalked it up to mood swings and let it be.
When you woke up the next day, they seemed to have removed their profile picture, and instead of their last seen time, all you saw was “last seen a long time ago.” We understand how confused you might be about what this means.
So, does “last seen a long time ago” on Telegram mean that you’ve been blocked? Unfortunately, yes, it does mean that the user has blocked you on Telegram.
Maybe it was because of your jokes, or it could be something else entirely. However, one thing’s for sure: they’ve blocked you on Telegram, so you cannot contact them on the platform.
You could call them to ask them about this directly, but do you think it’s worth it? After all, they just blocked you so they wouldn’t have to talk to you anymore.
If you need some strict confirmation, we can help with that. But we’d like to warn you that it wouldn’t feel good to confirm what you already know as the truth.
Here’s how to know when someone has blocked you on Telegram
As you know, Telegram is a large social media platform with millions of users around the globe. As one centralized platform, Telegram has to ensure no user discrimination.
Privacy is another important aspect here: The privacy of Telegram users is well-looked after. So, Telegram ensures there’s no way for a user to tell when they’ve been blocked. But a few indicators can help speed up the process if you know where to look.
As you already know, if you see “last seen a long time ago” instead of an estimated date or time, that’s a sure indicator that they’ve blocked you on the platform. You won’t see their profile picture, but surprisingly, you’ll still see their bio. Any messages you send them will be delivered with one tick rather than two ticks. You also wouldn’t be able to video or audio call them.
There’s one sure way to find out whether or not you’ve been blocked, but it works best with a close mutual friend. If you have one, you could ask them to check out the user’s Telegram profile. If they can see the profile picture and their messages are being delivered, then it’s obvious that you’re blocked.
Now that we’ve covered that let’s move on to a related topic. You know how to tell if you’ve been blocked, but how can you block someone? Well, if you don’t, let us help you with that.
Knowing how to block a user is important because it’s a precautionary measure for your safety and peace. If you’re being harassed by a user and are still not blocking them, then you’re the one who’s wrong here: not Telegram, and certainly not the other user.
Here’s how to block a user on Telegram
Step 1: Launch Telegram on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first screen you’ll land on is the Chats screen. Locate and tap on your chats with the user you wish to block. If you haven’t talked to them or have deleted the chats, don’t worry.
Tap the magnifying glass icon at the screen’s top right and search for them. From the search results, tap on their profile.
Step 3: At the top, you’ll see their profile picture, name, and active status. Tap on their name.
Step 4: At the top right corner of their profile, you’ll see a three dots icon; tap on it. From the results that appear, tap on the third one called Block User.
There you go! Now you don’t need to worry about being harassed by them anymore.
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all we’ve discussed today.
If you’ve been seeing “last seen a long time ago” on someone’s telegram activity status, you might be wondering the reason behind that. After all, Telegram usually gives an estimated date or time.
Well, we’re sorry to say that if you see that, the user has blocked you. There are a few other indications that might help you confirm the suspicion but honestly, that alone is all the sign you need. We’ve also discussed how you can block another user on Telegram if it comes to that.
If our blog has helped you, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments below!