“Facebook has become the boyfriend you no longer like but are scared to dump because you’ve invested so much time in the relationship.”
The quote above perfectly sums up my relationship with Facebook and while there are tons of things I hate about it (gym check ins, pics of food, pics of babies etc…) the couples on Facebook are the worst!!! I need the couples of Facebook to work harder on appropriate Facebook etiquette so we can make Facebook a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
1. The CONSTANT relationship status changing- Y’all, please pick a damn relationship status and stick with it. I mean I get that you are super excited you’re in a relationship/engaged/married or whatever but pick one and stick with it. If I see your status change more than once in a month I’m going to get annoyed (and think you have issues). Furthermore, are we 12? Is it really necessary to become Facebook official? I know people who were still in the process of being proposed to and they had already changed their Facebook status to “engaged”. That’s INSANE.
Ha, I love this cover photo!
2. The gigantic cover photo of “love”- OK, I get it, you love your boyfriend/girlfriend but is it really necessary for YOUR Facebook cover photo to be a giant picture of your significant other? A recent friend of mine changed his cover photo to a giant picture of him and his girlfriend and considering his default picture is ALSO a picture of them, I felt this was overkill. We’re all aware how much you love your partner so the giant pictures of them all over your page can stop. And while you’re at it, the kissing pictures HAVE GOT TO STOP as well.
3. The grand declaration of love…in your Facebook status- OH EM GEEEEEEEE, I pretty much see a status like the one above on a daily basis. If you are so freaking happy in your relationship, why do you need to constantly tell people about it? If you and your boyfriend/girlfriend are so in love and experiencing a life changing relationship then GO EXPERIENCE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop writing statuses about it, live it, be it, shut the hell up about it.
4. Posting a picture of every little thing your significant other does for you- Yay you got gifts! Yay, yay, yay! I’m so happy for you but I don’t care. There’s no need to post pictures of every gift your boyfriend gives you, meal your boyfriend cooks, note your girlfriend writes for you (in crayon) about how much she loves you (that is a true story of something I saw on FB by the way) etc… WE GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your bf/gf is caring and generous and showers you with affection and while that’s great, I think sharing that on Facebook each time it happens is odd.
Basically, it all boils down to this; yes you have every right to share your love with the world and I don’t fault you for it at all. I’m single, that’s my thing, and it’s fine that you are happy and in a relationships BUTTTTTTTT, why all the pomp and circumstance? You know the quote “me thinks he doth protest too much”? That’s pretty much how I feel about all of this, only opposite. If you are spending all this time convincing all your Facebook (Twitter, Instagram, or real life) friends that you and your significant other are so incredibly happy, chances are, you aren’t. If you were that happy you would be basking in that love and happiness and not spending your days convincing others of it. All the people I know in solid, great, long lasting relationships rarely talk about their significant other on social media. Think about it…