By April Littleton
According to UsMagazine.com, Katy Perry told Vogue in an interview how her ex-husband, Russell Brand brought up his plans for divorce, “He’s a smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.” The “Wide Awake” singer, 28 and Brand, 38 married in October 2010 after meeting at the 2009 MTV VMAs. Since their breakup, Perry has had an on-again, off-again relationship with John Mayer.
What are some things you should not use social media for in a relationship?
Nowadays, a relationship isn’t truly official until it’s “Facebook official.” Spilling the beans on your latest crush to your virtual friends may seem cute at the time, but if things get serious between you and the new boo, you might be setting yourself up for failure. Some things should be left completely private and left off of your Twitter updates. Cupid has some advice:
1. Cyber fighting:¬†Many couples use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to vent about their latest relationship problems. This would be OK if it weren’t for the negative public commentary you’ll be bound to receive. Putting your private business out there is never a good look for you or your partner. Plus, nasty comments left on your site could lead to bigger problems in your relationship.
2. Talking to the ex:¬†If your ex sends you an “innocent” friend request, decline it. It’s more than likely he/she will just stir the pot and cause a rift between you and your new love. If your ex is already apart of your social networking community, keep the conversations to a minimum. Your beau doesn’t want to see you getting friendly with your ex for the whole world to see, and stay away from that dreaded “Like” button if you’re dealing with an insecure partner. Commenting, or showing your appreciation for an old flame’s picture or status will lead to an argument.
3. PDA:¬†A few pictures of you and your boo kissing is OK, but don’t overdo it. Your network of friends don’t need to see what you and your partner do behind closed doors. Besides, taking too many inappropriate pictures will be a cause for your site to be blocked or permanently suspended if enough people complain about it. Keep it PG-13 when you feel like sharing the love on the World Wide Web.
What are some other things you shouldn’t use social media for in a relationship? Comment below.