Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating & Technology Q&A: How Do You Handle Dating Someone With An Internet Persona?Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating & Technology Q&A: How Do You Handle Dating Someone With An Internet Persona?

Question from Shan G.: My boyfriend is very popular online. He has a Youtube channel, many subscribers and followers, and a very active social media presence. Our relationship is still new, but I’m not sure how to handle this all. It almost feels like I’m dating a celebrity, and that I’m not on his level. I’m not sure what I should do.

Dating in the era of social media can put a strain on relationships, especially when one party happens to be a popular figure online. But don’t let internet fame damage what you have! Leave it up to our relationship experts who can offer their best dating advice on using technology the right way. Learn valuable dating tips from Cupid’s very own, matchmaker Suzanne Oshima and relationship expert Robert Manni. Here they’ll answer your questions on how to handle a partner’s online persona.

Technology Dating Advice That Will Help You Deal With Your Partner’s Online Popularity

Suzanne K. Oshima, Matchmaker: What should you do? Absolutely nothing! Don’t treat him any differently or put him on a pedestal. He’s just your boyfriend, who happens to be an internet celebrity. Trust me, he doesn’t want a girlfriend who is also an internet celebrity, he wants you. Have confidence in yourself and just keep being the best version of yourself… the one that attracted him to you in the first place.

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Robert Manni, Guy’s Guy: As a published author, syndicated blogger, and podcaster with a growing audience on social media, I assure you that developing a social media platform is hard work and initially, not necessarily profitable. Building a personal “brand” requires passion, talent, and lots of time. So unless your guy has an inflated ego I doubt he feels superior. In fact, he may even harbor his own insecurities about his career and bank account relative to your own if you work in a traditional job. If you believe in him, support his dream, enjoy the ride, but never doubt your self worth. I assure you that if he has a good head on his shoulders, he needs you and values your support.

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