The Internet: Depending upon how you choose to use it, it can be a benign tool useful for expanding your social and romantic circle, or a hellish hosebeast whose thirst for ruined reputations knows no bounds. Lemondrop: Can Having Too Many Facebook Friends Ruin Your Social Life?
Basically, it's like Reese Witherspoon (wholesome, open, fresh) meets any of the trolls from any "Real Housewives" iteration (unbalanced and hell-bent on airing your personal business to anyone willing to listen to irrational nonsense.)
So how does a classy lady network socially with dignity and self-respect? Tristan Coopersmith, relationship expert and owner of Menu Dating Online, advises that there are seven deadly sins women should avoid if they wish to maintain digital dignity. Lemondrop: Four Cardinal Twitter Sins
Thou Shalt Not:
1) Post Pictures Online You'd Hesitate to Show Your Grandma (assuming your grandma's not Cher): "You wouldn't show up on date in a bikini (unless it was a beach date), so save the slutty pics for when your relationship gets to sexting status," Coopersmith advises.
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Written by Liz Scott for Lemondrop