Facebook unveiled a new feature that allows people "Ask" you about your relationship status? Here's why I wish I could hit a "dislike" button on it.
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We're still not quite sure what Mark Zuckerberg was trying to achieve when he added the "poke" option to Facebook, but as it turns out, there are many other ways to be creepy on this platform without using it. Read on to find out what these 10 women had to say about the likes, status updates and messages that led them to unfriend a potential love interest.
Ever since networking evolved from the MySpace phenomenon back in 2003, Facebook took the top spot two years later, now having pulled in over 1 billion users, making for a plentiful abundance of social media fanatics. What began as a small college site evolved into a soapbox for anyone with something very important or either very useless to share. While the internet allows us our freedom of speech to preach whatever we wish to friends and family around the world, we aren't apt to pausing very long before doing so.
I know. Its day 4 and you’re still waiting for that flirty blonde you met at the club to add you. Right now all you see is two things: 1) She hasn’t seen her husband since she moved out. 2) Her BFF was nowhere near as cute as she was. In every man’s life there comes a time when he must come to grips with reality. In any other circumstance your life would seem not as pathetic at the sheer mention of never having never indulged, but you no longer have the excuse.
Social media has become the new go-to way for people to update friends on their opinions, lives and feelings. Read this expert relationship coach advice on how to maintain healthy relationships as you Facebook, Instagram, Tweet & share.
So he hasn’t called you or texted you back in a “reasonable” amount of time, so what do you do? You panic! The reason girls get so flustered and think every man they date is playing games with them is because they are constantly in their heads thinking of reasons why he doesn’t call or text you in a certain amount of time. Women also analyze why men want to spend time with their friends on a certain night instead of hanging out with you.
Thought they were overcompensating? A study found that people who post about the relationship on social media are more secure in their marriages than people who don't post as often.
Facebook is, for many of us, a part of our everyday lives. We tend to check it in the morning when we start work, again at lunch time, and some of even spend a few minutes checking it last thing at night. I happen to be a big fan of Facebook as it allows me to keep connected to my friends who live on the other side of the world; however I do think it should be handled with care in certain circumstances.
Gushing too much, posting racy pics and more things to keep off the social network.
If your relationship is important to you, the thought of changing your status back to "single" is probably sad, stressful and upsetting. You're not so worried about what others would think; you just don't want to lose the one you love.
Question from Kendall M.: I’ve been seeing this guy for a few months, and things have been really good. I’ve stayed over a couple times and even met his parents, but he hasn’t sent me a relationship request on Facebook. I’m too nervous to do it myself. Should I be worried that he hasn’t posted our relationship on Facebook yet? Answer from Our Love Experts:
You were going along swimmingly dating and getting to know other fabulous singles then all of the sudden you meet someone that you want to spend the majority of your time with. You may not be sure if you’re ready to totally change your relationship status, but you know that you’ve found something worth exploring. Here are some clues that you may be interested in going from ‘single’ to ‘taken’ with a new love-interest. 1. You’re spending weekend nights together
“Why does dating have to be so hard?” That is the question that most of my clients always seem to ask during our initial consultation process. Nobody really teaches us how to date. Most of us learn by years of trial and error, some of us learn by observing and others are still in the process of trying to figure out what works for them. They say hind sight is 20/20 but even then, sometimes we find ourselves getting caught up in some of these infamous dating traps that keep us on our search for finding “The One.”
A recent study shows that Facebook photos are linked to relationship satisfaction. Basically, couples who are happy together are more prone to upload photos showing the world just how amazing their relationship is. More and more, Facebook is becoming an accurate representation of our lives, which begs the question-What are your Facebook photos saying about your relationship?
I am not a stickler for rules, but there are a couple things I don't budge on when coaching clients toward substantial relationships: no sex till you get the commitment and no Facebook. It utterly wrecks the discovery process of dating, and, like most things on the Internet, can be filled with so many mistruths.
With jealousy there is always a conflict on what is ok and what is not ok. Some people think it is perfectly fine to check their mates Facebook and emails to see what they are up too. But, why is that ok? Or is it? What boundaries should you not cross in a relationship when it comes to your own jealousy issues?