Facebook has abruptly ended many loving relationships. This is not restricted to singles but married people also. There have been reports of how the social media platform has wrecked relationships due to the ease at which users meet new friends and reconnect with their ex.
Jovago.com, Africa’s number hotel booking points you to some rules you can religiously follow to prevent getting into trouble while using Facebook.
- Be careful with relationship status
The relationship status on Facebook includes single, married, in a relationship and complicated. You have to be careful in choosing your relationship status. If you are dating, your partner expects you to change your relationship status. In this case, if you don’t, he might suspect that you have ulterior motives for not changing the status. Also, do not be in a hurry to change your relationship status if you have a fight. It is better to select a status that corresponds to your relationship status.
- Don’t take your arguments public
Some couples or lovers take their ‘fight’ to Facebook. They exchange nasty public messages which may be triggered by one of the partners who puts up posts supposedly referring to the other. You may feel hurt due to whatever he did, but you should never take it online. Facebook will only exacerbate the arguments leading to an undesirable breakup.
- Don’t befriend your ex
The easiest way to connect with your ex is on Facebook. If you do, you may put yourself in a very uncomfortable situation with your present lover. Even if you still have feelings for him, it is better not to accept his friend’s request and stay away. Accepting his request can mean trouble as he will have complete access to your profile as well as your phone number. This is when he begins to beep every day which may lead your guy suspecting you.
- Tag only safe people in your pictures
There is no gainsaying that women like pictures. They post different pictures on Facebook including the ones they aren’t meant to post. Some have posted selfies with their ex. If by any chance your partner sees the photo while browsing through your profile, it may probably lead to a dispute. You will not be helped if he is the jealous type.
- Don’t be online 24/7
You may appear to be online but that does not necessarily mean that you will reply chat messages. Your partner will be wondering what you are doing online when you are meant to be sleeping or engaged in something else. It is better to go offline completely when you are idle.
Contributed by Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, Travel/Technology Writer, Jovago Nigeria