If a guy doesn't check you out on Facebook before your first date, he definitely will afterwards. While your profile and posting habits aren't a be-all end-all, they can push a man who's teetering toward calling it quits. After polling several men, we found six common Facebook faux pas that will cause a dude to re-evaluate the relationship and redirect his affection elsewhere.
One of your man's friends has sent you a "Friend Request" on Facebook. Do you accept it? Reject it? Pretend like you never saw it? In this video, Cyber Dating Expert and YourTango expert Julie Spira offers up several options for navigating those questionable connections on social media. “There are several options that you can choose,” Julie explains.
Everyone has a Facebook account these days. In fact, my brother's cat has his own account (although his updates are sadly lackluster). But along with learning who recently ate a burrito for lunch, it turns out that Facebook and other social networking sites are being named as cause for ruining many marriages.
Are you constantly checking your man's Facebook and Twitter pages to see what he's been up to... and who he's been talking to? Have you tried to stop this bad habit, but can't? In this video, Relationship Coach and YourTango expert, Virginia Feingold Clark provides the first step to "Facebook Stalking" recovery by asking the most important question: why are you checking up on your guy?
Sharing your singles dating experience? We all share the minutiae of our lives on Facebook. When we sleep, what we eat, how long we wait at a bus stop, it’s all there on Facebook. In fact, Facebook are setting out to record our lives so we can look back on them and say that was the year of 2011. Yet, when we are single, Facebook takes on a whole new parallel on several levels.
Manners have gone digital. And that means you're probably asking yourself a million little questions about online behavior. When should you text your latest crush? Is it acceptable to announce your company's latest acquisition via tweet? Should you tag your friend on Facebook in that questionably attractive photo? Our online lives bring a totally new world of etiquette. Now, one swift keystroke can literally make or break a relationship, whether it's a crush, colleague, or friend. And though it's definitely not what your mamma taught you, that doesn't mean these 2.0 behaviors give you license to forget everything you learned growing up. The modern and old school need to co-exist.
I'm the person who runs the Facebook page for YourTango. Yes, I'm that girl! Hello. Among many other things, my job is to facillitate conversations on topics that are central to living your best love life. I love this part of my job. I get to hear what our audience thinks and interact with them in a real and engaging manner. How many people can say that they get to talk to strangers about how to fight with your husband?
Parental Panic: How to Manage When the Script’s Been Flipped You pride yourself on your parenting skills. You have studied well and followed all the basics. Your amazing kids are living proof that all your hard work has paid off. When you are not in the role of ‘Parent Extraordinaire’ you love to hang out with your friends and, well, have a little fun. And okay, maybe once in a blue moon you may over do it just a tad, but it is not like you make it a habit. Nothing wrong with that, right?
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I can’t lie to you. I love technology. I do. The gadgets, the games and the advancements that make our lives so much easier are a dream come true. There is however, no sweet without the bitter and no appreciation without the pain. But before we get to ‘the pain,’ I couldn’t perch myself atop a soapbox, blasting the ramifications of these fantasy items without providing a balanced appraisal of just how wonderful these toys can be.
**Join me Thursday, August 4th at 2pm/ET as I takeover the YourTango Facebook wall. I look forward to answering your questions about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.** With over a billion tweets sent on Twitter every week and over 600 million accounts on Facebook, our social lives and behavior have become more digital.
It had to come sooner or later: There is now a way to announce your pregnancy on Facebook. In the "Friends and Family" section, you can now add "Expected: Child" as one of the family members, and announce the baby's due date (month, day and year), as well as its sex and name. Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook?
Awww, suburbia! Garages, yards, good public schools, sidewalks you can walk on, and when it comes to some places—like my home town in North Jersey--seven major shopping malls in a twenty-five mile radius! Parents and grandparents asking young people when they are going to get married? All the time! A singles scene that inspires you to get out of your sweatpants? Not so much!