I think it’s safe to say that we all have at least one friend that posts their relationship, in its entirety, on social media. From the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep, you can count on their presence, and relationship updates, in your news feed.
Without putting in any effort, you are somehow up to date on the details of their relationship. So, for those who use social media like it’s a personal diary, here are 6 things you should stop doing immediately.
1. Stop posting *everything* on social media.
I have so many things to ask, but first…do you actually have any secrets or personal things between you two? I think it’s safe to say that the social media world doesn’t want to know.
I really don’t care about what you packed your significant other for lunch, and I definitely don’t care what you and bae did at the gym each day for the past month, so please, stop.
2. Keep your seven weeks, 19 weeks or even seven month anniversary to yourself.
Save the super gushy posts for the bigger, more memorable anniversaries, please. I’m really happy for you, but if you’re really that excited to celebrate the seven weeks you have been together, I feel that it should be a personal thing.
In my opinion, when I see couples that are so focused on each other and so tunneled-in on the smallest things, it makes me feel that they aren’t able to reliably contribute or participate in the world around them.
3. No one actually wants to see bae sleeping.
If my significant other posted a picture of me sleeping, which I’m sure is never flattering, I’d be pissed. Unless there is a pet(s) involved, I’d prefer not to see it…and even then, it probably isn’t flattering.
You see? Fortunately, until this article, this photo has never seen the light of day.
4. Any kind of “adult” content.
I thought this was pretty much an unspoken rule but keep anything you wouldn’t want your parents seeing off your timeline, even if you’re parents are the coolest people in the world or aren’t friends with you on social media. Not only out of respect for yourself and your partner but for, oh, I don't know, your future.
5. Sharing “relatable” pictures, posts, or statuses that give away all of your unspoken feelings.
If something happens that causes you some kind of emotional response between you and your significant other, the last place you should go is social media. Unless you’re starving for attention, then maybe consider it.
6. Any kind of argument, disagreement, issues with your significant other.
I’m not sure how or why this is something that still exists, but when you post about how you’re upset or on a break or need space from your significant other, and are back with them posting the next day, no one forgets.
Public fights, especially ones on social media, are messy. Not saying anyone is judging you, but we definitely don’t forget.