Social platforms like Facebook have made announcing a new relationship extremely easy. The downside? It’s also made screwing up REALLY EASY.
Make sure you don’t commit a major relationship faux pas by following these basic rules:
-Delete and untag photographs with an ex.
-Don’t add his/her family members &/or good friends until you meet them or are given permission to.
-Don’t friend an ex after getting in a new relationship–that’s just asking for trouble! (If you’re already friends, that’s fine).
-Don’t post any new photographs that may hurt your boyfriend/girlfriend. This includes hanging out with an ex or getting too comfy with a girl/guy.
-Don’t change your relationship status without discussing it & don’t leave your status as single when you’re in a relationship.
-No dumping on Facebook.
-Don’t hit on guys/girls openly on Facebook.
In a Steady Relationship
-Don’t post PDA photographs (read: don’t post albums dedicated to photographs of you and your significant other making out).
-Don’t update a status complaining about your boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s petty and immature to air your dirty laundry so publicly.
-Don’t fight via wall-posts either–nobody else really cares.
-Don’t bombard your friends with status updates about how much you are in love either. There is nothing more annoying than always seeing lovey-dovey status updates every few hours that could have easily been a private message or detailed hourly updates about what you are doing with each other.