How Your FaceBook Profile May Be Hurting Your Sex And Love Life
The online dating site Match.com recently conducted an interesting digital dating survey and found out that over 48 percent of single women research their partner on FaceBook, whereas 49 percent of single men avoid researching their dates because they find it to be unacceptable.
Now this is just plain sad and a scary statistic that speaks volumes about how we (or should I just say “Ladies”) are letting technological advances destroy our relationships even further.
I want you to take a second to think about how you used to date before FaceBook and Twitter were even around. Now come on, it shouldn’t be that hard. If you can remember Janet Jackson’s boob from the 2004 Superbowl halftime show, then you can remember how it was to find out info from the person you were interested in.
Maybe you checked their “MySpace” page for a whole five minutes to check their photos. ( I still to this day think the reason that social network went down was because you could actually track people who looked at your profile.) Maybe you judged them just a wee bit for their grammatical errors when you were chatting with them via MSN or ICQ. (These were the days before acronyms were not apart of our daily speech patterns.) Although, everyone whether they like to admit it or not checked a date’s medicine cabinet at one point or another. Whether you were searching for anti-depressants, signs of bad hygiene or the absorbency level of a woman’s menstrual flow, (what? That’s just me?) these were the very few means we had to find out potential “red flags” before getting serious with someone.
Unfortunately, now that this generation feels the need to regurgitate every single feeling, thought and moment online without ever considering potential consequences, we are hurting the survival of our relationships and our sex lives with the click of a “like” button.
So fellas, if you’re looking for ways on how to avoid any chance of needless fights, breakups and bad cases of blue balls, then you should pay attention to the following tips:
1. Limit The Amount Of Photos Of Your Exes On Your FB Timeline
If you’re like me, you hate the Facebook Timeline with a passion. It makes the past always present when you can go back in a person’s timeline to see the pictures and the all those self-deprecating statuses we made before we had the sense to shut the hell up about personal details about relationships. Now, I don’t condone erasing all traces of your past on Facebook. Any girl who is going to pick a fight with you by admitting she searched your entire FB to see if you have pictures of exes online is definitely not marriage material or worthy of dating anyway.
However, I do think if your ex polluted your timeline with happy photos, it’s definitely best to skim the fat so to speak. Keep only the best photos and if need be, put the others on a flash drive. What she doesn’t know won’t cause a fight.
2. Do Not Limit Your Profile
I know you would think limiting your profile to certain statuses and photos from a girl who you’re interested would be a good idea, but trust me, it’s not. It’s insanely obvious to a girl if you limited your profile. She knows the full layout like the back of her hand. If you do this, the only thing that will being screwed is your chances of scoring.
3. Keep An Eye On Your Recent Activity Posts
You’ve got to love that recent activity section on the top right section on your wall. Everything you do on Facebook instantly shows up for all to see. So if you add a girl on your wall or even like her wall post on a viral cat video, your admirer will see. Make sure to delete your activity all the time. If you don’t, you will be questioned.
4. Don’t Post Drunk Photos.
You would think people would have learned this lesson circa 2008, but you would be surprised.
5. Get Off FaceBook Altogether!!
Almost every guy I know has deleted their FB account and do you want to know what they all said? They all said that it was causing too much grief in their relationships! Fellas, I know that women can’t seem to get off the Motherboard’s “tweat,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Beat them at their game. Bring mystery back into dating again. Maybe it will take a while to adjust to when you figure out how to interact with your friends and family without being online, but it will change your love life most likely for the better if you just cancel your account altogether.
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