Like many social networking sites, Facebook has become a highly used resource for both professional and personal use. Many of us, including myself, frequent Facebook many times a day resulting in what I like to call Facebook overload. When one spends so much time of Facebook lines between friendship, relationships, and reality begin to blur. Sometimes the content we post on Facebook can end up affecting different aspects of our lives, like professional image, friendships, and for some, their love life. In recent article by Mashable.com, they look at how Facebook has changed dating and the rules of dating in a negative way.
“We all know from experience that one threat is real: Facebook makes dating far more complicated than it used to be,” says author Samuel Axon.
Below is a list of 5 reasons why Facebook has affected dating for the worst (found on Mashable.com:
1. Overanalyzing Will Drive You Crazy
2. You See All the Action Your Ex Is Getting
3. Relationships and Breakups Are Public
4. It’s a Record of Every Relationship Mistake You’ve Made
5. Other People’s Comment Will Make Your Date Jealous
From this list, it seems fairly clear that Facebook has created many difficulties for those in romantic relationships. Many of us may have even experienced one or two of the events on the above list. How do you feel about the effect of Facebook on relationships? What has been your experience?