5 Ways Facebook Is Ruining Dating

It makes it way too easy to obsess, for one
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2010 12:50 PM CDT
5 Ways Facebook Is Ruining Dating

It's high-time Facebook joins wandering eyes and drunken indiscretions on the list of relationship busters, writes Samuel Axon for Mashable. Here are five ways the boundary-eroding site is making dating more complicated:

  1. It makes obsessing too easy: He posted on your wall six times yesterday but only twice today...does that mean he's over you? "If you’re already feeling insecure or suspicious, your partner’s Facebook feed will contribute about 10 gallons of gasoline to it."

  1. Everything is public: That includes changing your relationship status to "in" one (joining "'I love you' on the list of important relationship milestones")—and switching it back to single. ("God forbid that somebody break the news to her partner that she’s dumping him or her" that way.)
  2. Everything is documented: The girl you're dating now could easily do a little digging and see the crass things you and your friends wrote about your ex—and decide you're a jerk. Or "he might see just how much of a loser your last man was and decide you’re playing in different leagues."
Click here for other Facebook bummers.
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