Relationships are hard enough these days, but now, thanks to Facebook being in the picture, they are almost impossible. Well, that’s the message I got when I was recently in the company of 20-somethings who are single. Many told me that they are closing down their pages for they’ve caused them too much unnecessary stress when dating. They said that once they’ve gone on a date and heaven forbid a photo of them on that date hits their walls, subsequently dating havoc ensues.
Yes, if you are in the early stages of the dating process and are dining with several potential suitors, then you are probably getting grief from past dates if the news appears on your wall.
So is Facebook a relationship killer?
Apparently this is a hot issue. Problematic enough that the group I spoke to said they’ve had it and are closing down their pages. To them it is not worth it. They can connect with their friends other ways, like text. So it’s not a big deal not having a personal profile.
And on top of that, I’m sure we all know a few people who have caused some relationship woes by changing out their dating status before telling their significant other. I can only imagine some marriages have been affected by photos as well, especially when the spouse is attending an out-of-town convention.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this matter and how you deal with this subject on your wall. How do you relate and keep the green eye monster of jealousy at bay with your significant other?
Is dating now harder because of Facebook?