4. Do not post "Single" too soon after a breakup. Wait about one month. If you are trying to get the attention of one specific friend, just send a private message to alert him or her that you are back on the market.
5. If you cannot remain friends, delete your ex after a few weeks. You never want to "stalk" his or her Facebook wall and cause yourself more pain. You will only hurt yourself by doing this. Heal yourself and heal your heart. Take the appropriate steps you need to take to bounce back.
More from YourTango: Cougars
Every action has an equal but opposite reaction. Public actions have a stronger, more fierce reaction. Your Facebook relationship status invites everyone to take a front seat to your love life. New breakups become open to public scrutiny. Suddenly, the kid who sat behind you in your freshmen art class is messaging you to ask if you’re okay. Meanwhile, you may not have seen him in 15 years. Can you imagine the obtuse people who are now questioning your ex? This will rehash the situation and cause more harm than good. When it comes to breakups on Facebook, always respect your ex. When in doubt, choose NO RELATIONSHIP STATUS rather than any other option. 10 Twitter And Facebook Dating Red Flags
More from YourTango: Pay It Forward
Break Up With Your Ex Day is today, February 13. Learn more, here.