Creep Alert! 5 Signs He's Using Facebook To Pick Up Other Chicks

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You may want to update your status to "single" if your man is doing any of these.

Social media can create a minefield in relationships. By sharing so much of your life with the world, you're also opening yourself and your partner up to some obstacles: Should you tag that photo? When do you change your relationship status? Is it too clingy if I "like" all his statuses?

On top of all that, you've got other stuff to worry about, specifically whether or not your man is lurking on other other girls' profiles when you're not around. Because let's face it: Facebook is an awesome tool for keeping in touch with people you know, but also for meeting people you don't ... and that includes potential sidepieces. Yikes!

The following are signs that your man may be cheating via Facebook, but it's best not to jump to conclusions right away. If you notice any or all of these behaviors (in addition to your gut telling you something isn't right), don't use them as ammunition to jump down his throat. Instead, use it to start a conversation and ask questions. If you don't get a straight answer? Well, that's your answer ... and you may want to update your status to "single."

1. You're not even friends on Facebook.
Uh, what? If you're an official couple and you're not Facebook friends, that's a little weird, but not entirely bad. If both of you agreed to this from the very beginning, then it's fine. But if you've been friend requesting him for months and he's blocked or ignored you, you need to ask yourself why you want to be with someone who can't grant you a simple request.

2. Facebook is pretty much crack to him.
If he's on Facebook 24/7 and there isn't a work-related reason for it, it could be because he's addicted to the attention he gets there. That's not healthy.

3. You're Facebook friends, but you still can't see anything he posts.
Facebook privacy settings allow you to tailor your profile and what's visible to which users are viewing it, whether it's for an individual Facebook friend or a list of them: For instance, you may have a list of best friends who can see everything, while your coworkers may be on a separate list that doesn't include things like kegstand photos from 2007. If your man has something to hide from you, you better believe that he's going to use these settings to his advantage. Another bad sign? If no photos of you together are visible and he never accepts any of your requests to tag him in pictures. He should be proud to show you off!

4. He has a Facebook crush.
If he "likes" every single status and photo of a non-celebrity on Facebook, your eyebrows and antennae should go way up, especially if he never likes your stuff.

5. He becomes Mr. Stealth whenever his computer is anywhere near you.
You shouldn't ask for his Facebook password. It is his personal account and he is entitled to his own privacy. But if you're sitting next to him and you try to peek over his shoulder to see what he is actually up to and he immediately hides his phone or slams his laptop shut, you have the right to ask questions.


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