Arguments Caused By Social Media
As the rate of people joining social networks increase, the rate of marriages in the UK decreases. Coincidence? I think not. Well okay, it might be.
The point is, dating + facebook + twitter = trouble. There are no secrets in a relationship when you’re both social media savvy, not even small ones. Your life is online for your partner to analyse in depth and boy will it bite you in the butt.
You could be at work, 6 meters away from your smart phone and your love life could be on the line without you even knowing it.
Tweets that you sent weeks ago could come back round to ruin your day at any given moment, usually when you least expect it.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read on. If you’ve been in a relationship, I guarantee you will have had to answer to at least one of these:
1. “Why haven’t you accepted my friend request yet?” Ahh the first point in any relationship when you realise you’ve been upgraded from a casual thing. This question reflects the start of your relationship and the start of your troubles. The only acceptable answer is “I barely ever use Facebook, I’ll accept you next time I go online” then prologue it as long as humanly possible.
2. “Who is this guy commenting on all your photos?!” If I were you, I’d avoid the exact truth, which is probably: “I dunno, some guy I went uni with, it’s not my fault he thinks I’m hot”. Better avoid the argument and go with “he’s my gay best friend” followed by a quick subject change.
3. “Oh so you can tweet but you can’t reply to my text” Not every text needs to be replied to immediately. But then be aware if you decide to Tweet, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Pin from your smartphone whilst airing a text, you will get caught and you will have to have a good excuse ready.
When in doubt blame the phone: “I replied but it’s not sending! I can’t believe I pay £35 a month for this piece of shit!” Don’t worry, your phone will understand.
4. “Did you seriously just upload that picture of yourself?” Which pretty much translate to “can’t you upload something uglier and frumpier?” If he wasn’t thrilled about you wearing it he probably won’t be thrilled about you photographing it and uploading it. Though to be fair, fashion can’t be compromised for love. You are what you wear.
5. “What the fuck is this tweet meant to mean?” I tweet in jest, my hilariousness cannot be censored.
The internet and your boyfriend are like two lovers, both fighting for your attention. We’ve all at one point has heard “Get off your phone” or “What are you uploading now? And “No one cares that you just ate a burger” (he’s wrong they do).
So what’s the solution? Permanently delete your insta app? Sign out of twitter, for good?
No. Want my advice? Block your boyfriend and delete your internet history. Then proceed to live a long and happy life, with your iPhone in one hand and your boyfriend in the other.