After six tumultuous years of being lovers, worst enemies, exes (three times over), and pseudo-friends who would only catch up occasionally via Facebook, my ex Jack finally cut the cord on our online relationship: he de-friended me on Facebook.
You know that ritual where people toss out pictures and mementos from past relationships? A couple of months ago, Facebook ruined that for millions of heartbroken people after it began displaying pictures of their exes in the Photo Memories module. If Photo Memories has ever ambushed you with bittersweet reminders of happier times, you'll be glad to know that Facebook has finally taken measures to stop exes from showing up in your profile.
Bridges are built, burned down, and built up again only to see more destruction before you are finally done with your ex. You know why you shouldn't delete his phone number, but what about Facebook? We're all guilty of FB stalking (don't deny it). We could win prizes for our undercover investigations via wall-to-wall post and photo albums. While we certainly advocate un-tagging him in all your photos, there are very good reasons not to cut yourself off from him completely by removing him from your list of Facebook friends. After the jump, check out 5 reasons why you should never defriend an ex on Facebook.
In this modern age of dating, casual sex and hooking up, many of us remain friendly with people we've seen naked long after the ugly-bumping has come to an end. That said, there are still plenty of rules that must be followed if you actually want to maintain some semblance of a friendship. After the jump, 20 dos and don'ts of having a post-hookup friendship.