Do you and your partner constantly hold hands, kiss wherever possible, and post silly pictures on social networks? This is how all relationships begin, but those “happy” couples eventually start to act weird on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, making all their friends and followers very uncomfortable.
Maybe you and your partner are new to this whole social media venture, so here are a few tips on what a happy couple should not do on the Internet.
1. Posting “sexy” photos of your partner
It’s very weird to see these kinds of pics pop up in our news feeds. We get it, you’re smashing! No need to rub it in our faces. Also, ease up on the “happy couple” shots. Who are you trying to convince with those, your followers or yourself?
2. Following and interacting with your ex
Leave the past baggage behind you. You’re in a real and happy relationship now, and you do not need this drama unless you’re consciously stirring the pot. But if you are, you’re not that happy, are you? Also, everyone can see your comments under your ex’s posts. At least make a fake profile.
3. Tagging each other all the time
Tagging your partner for any reason is just weird, especially when the post is about something menial, like “looks how cute our cat is @partner.” We’re all quite sure they already know this, and if you’re tagging them, why not shoot it over a DM? That’s called “attention seeking,” and it’s heavily frowned upon. Happy couples give each other freedom and personal space.
4. Professing love
If there is a need to reassure everyone that you two are happy together, maybe you should do it in person, instead of derailing a conversation under someone else’s post with your cutesy nicknames and inside jokes.
5. Arguing in the comments
Starting a fight with your boo in the comments will only lead to a disaster. First of all, this is a sign of a serious problem, as public quarrels mean that one of the partners needs the silent (or not so much) support of others. And as we all know, there are a lot of “others” on social networks.
6. Hiding posts from each other
Relationships are all about respect. Therefore, even if you do not agree with your partner’s opinion, you should not hide the post with your hot take from them. It’s better for everyone if you’re upfront about your likes and dislikes.
7. Marking your territory
If you see someone commenting on your partner’s photo, please, don’t get all puffy and do not start bigdicking them. If you’re in a happy relationship, you don’t need to show some Internet rando that you’re boinking that person in the photo. It’s even worse when people are being passive-aggressive about it. Just… why?
8. Posting long birthday messages with sparkly ecards
Thankfully, this ancient tradition has died down in the past 5-10 years, but there are still people who would dedicate a long gushy text with TMI details that nobody should know except for maybe your partner’s parents and then slap an obnoxious, glitter-filled “happy birthday” GIF at the end. Have you ever heard of regular cards or phones?