Question from Catherine A.: My boyfriend’s siblings and parents recently friend-requested me on Facebook. I don’t have anything bad on there, but I’m still worried. Should I accept their friend requests? Would it be worse not to? What if we break up?

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Suzanne K. Oshima, Matchmaker: If you don’t accept their friend requests, it’ll be very awkward every time you see them. Since you don’t have anything bad on Facebook, then you have nothing to worry about. Also, if you’re really concerned, then my dating advice would be to limit what they see in your news feed through your settings. And right now, I really wouldn’t worry about you and your boyfriend breaking up. Don’t be concerned about something that may never happen!

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Paige Wyatt, Reality TV Star: Absolutely accept those friend requests! Whenever they try to reach out to you, especially online, it’s a great opportunity to show that you want to be involved with his family. Also, by giving them access to your profile, you give them a way to get to know you more, especially if you don’t get to spend much time with them. With Facebook, you also have the ability to spruce up your profile to make a good impression. Consider this love advice: Accepting your boyfriend’s family on Facebook can really benefit your relationship and love! If you end up breaking up, then delete him and his family. Even if they get offended, what’s the harm? You’re already broken up!

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Robert Manni, Guy’s GuyGreat question. Your decision depends on your relationship with your boyfriend. If you’re in a committed relationship where you’ve met and established a connection with his family, there’s no reason not to accept their requests. If things don’t work out, you can always unfriend them. However, if this is a relatively new situation and you’re unsure about your feelings, then it’s your prerogative to simply ignore their requests. The fact that you mentioned that more than one member of his family sent you a request leads me to believe that you are in a real relationship and should act accordingly. Ultimately, your Facebook page is your turf, and you can accept or keep out anyone you choose. Good luck.

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