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Social networking and relationships don’t mix

I have lost count on the number of breakup stories I’ve heard involving Facebook, Twitter,  even LinkedIn! I don’t know how long it will take before people realize that social networking and romantic relationships can become problematic.

More people are finding each other on social networking and that is a great thing.  However, when it comes to maintaining a relationship…well, social networking can pretty much become a major source of a relationship drama.

When you are dating someone, do you add them to your friend’s list on your social networking sites?

Do you think it’s a good idea to find the online profiles of people you are interested  in dating?

My friend Greg thinks that it’s the same thing as taking your man or woman to a bar/club. You think it’s a good idea until someone says or does something that crosses the line.  Then you are wondering why you even bothered “taking sand to the beach” in the first place.

We agreed that the way you handle the situation says a lot about your relationship.  What do you think? If you are having arguments about something related to your online activity or social networking,  is it a sign of something deeper?

If your date or mate is using social networking in a way that makes you uncomfortable, how do you handle it?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

309 comments Add your comment

Leggs

May 11th, 2011
4:55 pm

Now, that’s funny, Dan!

abc

May 11th, 2011
4:56 pm

That’s one of the things the Internet turned into alright, Swiss… I recall in 1996, p0rn was 3% of internet content, and 85% of internet commerce.

Leggs

May 11th, 2011
4:57 pm

Killing Time Murders Opportunities….

PEACE!

Celisea

May 11th, 2011
4:59 pm

Dan – indesposed

Told ya….Sassyfied

Randyt (aka Been There, Done That, Got a closet FULL of T-Shirts and "matching ensemble on many"))

May 11th, 2011
5:27 pm

Hi All
Only read a few but have to agree with several who have suggested that social networking does not change anyone…but could “embolden” some with the anonymity. Much like alcohol does not really change someone, but it can accelerate or exaggerate what is already in them anyway.

On another note, I would vote to hang/shoot/gas that SOB who set his girlfreind on fire…I’ll pay for the rope. That gene pool needs to end here and now.

Randyt (Where in the World is Randy "Sandiego")

May 11th, 2011
5:34 pm

Re the comments about Raqi, she has always talked with respect for her man, and I have always been impressed with that. That is class to me.

MzNewy

May 11th, 2011
5:38 pm

Ms. Duluth should teach self defense classes…They say she hit his azz with the shower rod first…people are just FED UP with folks trying to violate them. I am glad she was able to defend herself.

J/W

May 11th, 2011
6:41 pm

People social network and flirt on line because it’s better than real life.

katelyn

May 11th, 2011
11:30 pm

In order to have a good relationship – you just have to disconnect from all of the technology out there, just read this today about disconnecting to better your relationship – http://www.dinklife.com/topic/love-sex/stay-connected-sometimes-you-have-disconnect