5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating – FB Dating


5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating– Facebook has the potential to ruin your life in a variety of ways. It can get you fired or evicted, put you in debt with its addictive games, and even infect you with syphilis (yeah, right). We wouldn’t consider any of them to be extreme risks, but we all know from personal experience that one of them is: Facebook has made dating even more difficult than it used to be.

You may use Facebook’s privacy settings to alleviate the pains, and you can even create an impossible-to-follow rule that you won’t allow friend requests from people you’re dating. Still, Facebook will almost certainly catch up to your burgeoning relationship and throw it into disarray at some point.

Of course, the site can be beneficial to dating in specific ways as well, but for now, we’re focusing on how it complicates things. Here are five ways Facebook’s deterioration of personal boundaries and privacy has made it more challenging to feel secure in love and sex.

5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating

1. Overanalyzing Will Drive You Crazy

Is it possible that he’s too into you because he posted on your wall four times today? Should you be concerned that she’ll outdo you by sharing status updates about the hot guys in her office? Is he hiding the updates from you, is he so depressed that he’s not talking, or is it just a coincidence that you haven’t seen any updates on his profile since you fought? Why does she keep removing herself from pictures that include you?

Your partner’s Facebook feed will add about ten gallons of fuel to any feelings of insecurity or suspicion you already have.

The obsessive or stalking activity should be avoided, but love (and lust) can cause people to do crazy things. You can’t help but think about what this or that update means for your relationship from time to time. It’s likely to be meaningless, but that won’t make the insecurities go anywhere.

2. You See All the Action Your Ex Is Getting

That man just thanked her on Facebook for a great time they had last night, but she just broke up with you last week. That’s a smart cookie.

The majority of the items on this list are related to privacy. It’s not your privacy in this case; it’s hers. It’s challenging to get over someone you’ve just lost, but it’s even more difficult when you realize she’s having a great time without you. Facebook guarantees that.

Maybe Facebook users should keep a close eye on their feeds to ensure that nothing pops up that would harm their ex-partners, or perhaps their ex-partners should press “hide” in the news stream before they’re over it. If at least one of those items does not occur, it can be extremely traumatic for at least one person.

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3. Relationships and Breakups Are Public

The most classic Facebook dating problem is dramatized in the above scene from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory: who pulls the trigger to make a relationship official on Facebook first? Declaring yourself in a relationship would be humiliating if your (thought-to-be) significant other did not reciprocate.

For better or worse, changing one’s Facebook relationship status has entered the list of significant relationship milestones alongside the first date, first kiss, first night together, exclusivity chat, and first “I love you.” It’s one of the most uncomfortable anniversaries since it’s forced to be public.

The first adjustment of rank isn’t the only difficulty. When a relationship ends, how soon will you go back to being single? It seems insensitive to do so right away, but hanging on for too long makes you seem fixated. And God forbid that anyone informs her partner that she’s dumped him or her by changing her Facebook status to “Single.” But we’ve all read horror stories about it.

People have also reported seeing their dates change their status to “In a Relationship” with someone else. That can’t be fun.

4. It’s a Record of Every Relationship Mistake You’ve Made

He should look back and see all those sympathy posts from friends about your last breakup if he can’t help himself. After you’ve told him that you wouldn’t be seeing him again, he may notice your former partner’s angry wall messages. Perhaps your new friend will notice your childish answers. Worst of all, he might see how much of a loser your previous man was and conclude that you’re in different leagues.

Facebook keeps track of everything you’ve done since you first built your account. It’s best to carefully curate all of the data so that none of it comes back to haunt you later, but it takes a lot of time and effort, and some stuff will inevitably fall through the cracks.

To make matters worse, you can’t change the privacy settings for something you’ve already shared. You may have concealed the incriminating status update from your previous boyfriend, but because your current one just friended you today, you’ll have to remember to delete it if you’re worried he’ll be looking at it.

5. Other People’s Comments Will Make Your Date Jealous

Many relationships have ended as a result of this. Some people are prone to envy, and the flame of fear will be doused in gasoline, just like item #1 on this list.

Let’s say a girl has a group of harmless guy friends who are flirtatiously posting messages on her wall. Most people can handle flirting, but some people can’t, and having it written out on Facebook makes it even worse. The boyfriend of that girl would either become passive-aggressive or explode in a jealous rage, putting an end to an otherwise happy relationship.

This one highlights the same argument as the others: Facebook takes us too close to people in too short a time. Dating is about keeping healthy and secure boundaries as much as it is about affection — at least at first — and social networking makes it more difficult than ever. It’s similar to dating someone who works in your office; you have no control over the amount of publicity you’ll get, which can lead to disaster.

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