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Romantic Facebook Posts: Thumbs Up Or Down?

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Romantic Facebook Posts: Thumbs Up Or Down? [EXPERT]
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According to a survey from Zoosk.com, 81% of couples use technology to interact throughout the day.

Do you post all the juicy details of your relationship on Facebook and Twitter?

According to Zoosk, the romantic social network, couples embrace technology and social media in their relationships. Over 6,000 people were surveyed, and a whopping 81 percent of couples use technology to spice up their love lives and interact throughout the day. Why Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Relationships

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But who's actually posting and reading the details of your date nights? According to the survey, over 51 percent of women enjoy checking out romantic updates on their social networks, but the men don't feel the same way; only 37 percent of the guys who were surveyed like to check out their friends' romantic photos and updates.

Now, I'm a big believer in the Facebook relationship status update. And, chances are, your friends enjoy congratulating you digitally about your engagement ring or wedding. In fact, a post about one of those would likely receive an abundant of 'likes' from both sexes. The Ins & Outs Of Texting & Dating

Having a discussion with your partner about how you'll use social media is imperative so you can be on the same page, digitally. A good rule of thumb is: if you wouldn't say it in a job interview, don't post it on Facebook.

Apparently, those surveyed felt the same way; 60 percent of Americans surveyed admitted to being cautious about posting gushy photos for fear that their boss or co-worker would see them. Why You Shouldn't Update Your Relationship Status

Whether your favorite mode of digital communication is texting, Tweeting, or posting on Facebook, one thing is for sure: too many details about your love life should stay between the two of you. Otherwise, you'll watch your number of friends shrink.

It's like I always say, "When in doubt, don't."

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Julie Spira is an online dating expert, social media strategist and netiquette expert. She's the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating and The Rules of Netiquette. For more dating and netiquette advice, visit RulesofNetiquette.com and CyberDatingExpert.com. Follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.

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Julie Spira is a top online dating expert, bestselling author, dating advice columnist and coach, and media personality.  She's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and is writing The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners. Julie's been featured and quoted over 500 times in the news for her expertise on online dating and relationships including ABC News, BBC, CBS CNN, Cosmpolitan, E! Entertainment, ELLE, FOX, Galtime, Glamour, iVillage, Los Angeles Times, Mashable, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, New York Post, New York Times, Psychology Today, WIRED and Woman's Day. Her dating advice has appeared on eHarmony, JDate, Match, and Zoosk. Visit Cyber-Dating Expert.com and share your online dating stories. Follow Julie on Twitter @JulieSpira and Like Julie on Facebook.

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