Should people in a relationship add each other on social media in this day and age?

Should people in a relationship add each other on social media in this day and age?

Social media is probably one of the most dangerous tools available to date. It's funny how the single click of a button can bring up so much history, and perhaps even lead to the break up of a relationship or a marriage.

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are, in my eyes, have been developed into free modern spy sites, where partners are able to see who their SO is friending/liking photos of/commenting on/ looking at, as well as even being able to track whether they're talking to anyone else through a 'score' on Snapchat and the use of maps to find where they are at that exact moment.

Not only is this all becoming an invasion of privacy, but it is also damaging to the ego of the SO who decides to go for a harmless snoop. You delve in too deep you end up finding something which in your head means something awful, but in reality, means nothing at all.

The click of a like button on a social media site to appreciate a chick's bikini body or a good looking guy's gym photo, can suddenly, in the other persons eyes become a marriage proposal or a declaration of love.

Men and women have very different ways of dealing with jealousy. For a male, a like on a picture may mean nothing, that they simply thought the girl looked nice (which they have the right to), then they continue to scroll through their feed because they aren't purposely looking for this content, and it is within their nature to appreciate it. For a female however, seeing your partner like another hot girls photo, can lead to them mentally damaging themselves through the creation of potential scenarios.

The temptation to stalk your partner can become an issue, because you never know what you're going to find, so surely it's best not to add them. Some would say it's down to trust, but this is not necessarily the case at all. You could completely trust your SO, but by seeing they liked Hot Girl Number 1's photo 2 days ago on your following feed on Instagram, could send your mind into a spin, asking the question what if?

In order to avoid the hurt, the potential finger pointing, isn't it best that we just aren't friends on social media?

Should people in a relationship add each other on social media in this day and age?
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  • Bhragu
    I am not a fan of social media nor is my crush. I do have WhatsApp which I use for school class groups. I have Facebook account which I have not opened in years. My crush suggested me to be on Skype so that we can talk regularly. We both live in different countries so it's difficult to meet in person. I am not her crush but she is my crush. It's a difficult situation, I know. I believe that knowing a partner as a friend is must because we get to know all the good and bad things about the person beforehand. I am strictly against using social media on regular basis. Today most of the relationships begin with likes on social media pages or dating apps like tinder. Most of these relationships are based on physical attraction and most of us ignore the important point that relationship is about living life together and supporting each other in all good and bad times emotionally and physically. It's not all about having sex. It's too easy to get a relationship or sex in today's world even when one is single because of social media. I often relate today's relationships to Chinese products, both are unreliable and work only in short term.
    • Bhragu

      I forgot to mention that when one is in a relationship, he or she needs to have very high moral standards because there are people out there who try to bring chaos to life. It's better to not give to those flirtations or seduction. Relationship is about being disciplined too which helps to develop faithful relationships and even if a partner is on social media, you know you can trust him or her because you know what kind of person he or she is.

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