So.. what's the point of advertising a break up on social media? Is it to gain sympathy from friends? Support from white knights? Or an indirect way of telling your friends "hey I'm single again, help me find someone"?
Most Helpful Girl
I think it's idiotic, but from what I've seen
1. Gain sympathy from friends
2. Desperate attempt to communicate with ex who isn't taking calls or texts
3. Feeling self conscious that others will judge them for the relationship ending - so trying to make it clear it wasn't their fault (even if it was)
4. Shame their ex out of anger
It's not to get a romantic partner, as this person is still totally a wreck from their breakup.2
Most Helpful Guy
I could be an attempt of gaining sympathy, but perhaps an indirect way of exposing the ex-boyfriend for all the bad things he has done etc. If a guy is displayed as a dick, player or fuckboy (although he might not be), he'd lose many points on the dating market, making him less desireable. In other words an attempt on ruining the reputation of the boy.