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Social Networking PDA: How Far Is Too Far?

You probably have a few friends who perpetually update Facebook statuses and Twitter messages with messages for their significant others. Sending a love note via IM or even a private message is one thing; professing your undying love for the world (or even just your shared friends) to see is another entirely. Tech causes plenty of potential for established couples, but what happens when that couple isn't you?

Generally, I think that a little bit of love on a partner's Facebook feed or Twitter stream is fine. You are in a relationship, after all. But if you hit the "Like" button every time they post an update, photo, or comment, overload your page with photos of the two of you, and tweeting at each other all day, you may need a tech relationship intervention. In fact, I think this scenario is even worse when one half of the couple does all of the posting.

How far is too far? Let me know after the break.

I'm dealing with a situation like this in my current Twitter stream; two people who are clearly interested in each other keep tweeting at each other — all day long. Is it out of line for me to ask them to take it to the next level and start private messaging? Perhaps there is a case for going social networking-free. How far is too far?

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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
I'm with Juicebox on this one. I don't think I'd have anything to prove re: my relationships online. I enjoy keeping parts of my life private. There are certain areas of my life I choose not to share with the entire world. I don't see what's wrong with a few pic's; but, like RJ's BabyGirl said, it seems like the average person behaving like that would be portrayed as superficial or trying to prove something.
Rjs-baby-girl Rjs-baby-girl 6 years
I am not bothered by the kissy pictures or couple pictures, because if they appear in my newsfeed I can make the choice to look at the album or not. I have an ex-bf from years ago who I stayed friends with (I am married and he is engaged, no feelings there) and all and I mean ALL of his FB statuses are about professing love for his fiancée. Btw, he is 30 years old. It sounds very childish to me, as it does to several of our other common friends. We all know you love each other, you are getting married and you live together. To me it looks like they have something to prove, looks fishy. On the other hand, I am most annoyed by new parents posting every of their statuses about their baby, like they don't have a life of their own after the birth. I know that it's big news, but I don't need to know everytime little Jordan makes a big poop or little Sarah is spitting broccoli. Social networks brought the worst out of inappropriate PDA lovers and new parents :P
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I love my boyfriend with all my heart, but I very rarely post statuses about him, and I only have a few pictures of us together on my FB (and definitely no kissing ones... I hate that). It's not that I'm ashamed of him or our relationship, but I feel like my FB is about me, and I don't feel the need to flaunt my relationship. I get annoyed when people on my friends list constantly post pictures and statuses of their S.O. It's good that you're happy, but is it really necessary to flaunt it so much?
joymmart joymmart 6 years
I get annoyed at the girls who post the number of days until they see their S.O. again at the end of EVERY status update. And, of course, once it gets to zero, it starts all over again. To be honest, of the people I can think of who constantly referenced their S.O. in some way in their posts, none of them are still with that person.
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