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In this day and age dating, family relationships, friendships, even business relationships all have some social media tie to them.  Being in a committed relationship isn't that much different than being part of a social network: You have to agree to terms and conditions, you have to "like" stuff you otherwise wouldn't, and sometimes you and your partner may have to deal with people from your past trying to “poke” you.   Well, here are 7 rules for Facebook when you are “taken”.  While these rules may not prevent your high school sweetheart from creepily wall-posting you, they might help you to better handle such correspondence, and other awkward social networking situations with grace.

Rule #1: Be a friend, not just a lover

This one's a no-brainer - Make sure you add your spouse as a friend. This doesn't mean you have to say I love you or goodnight to each other via wall posts or “Like” every picture they are in…  Just let the world know that you think highly enough of the person you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with to allow him or her access to your info page. Of course, not every couple will feel the need to communicate with each other on Facebook.

Rule #2: Don’t share a Facebook Page – it’s just weird

Yes, there are couples that share FB pages but there are also couples who share toothbrushes.  After all we are all individuals even though we are couples…we all have our own history & our own story.  Of course there are exceptions. For example, if one person doesn’t really care about FB and the other wants to include them or if one doesn’t use it much or know How to use, but generally speaking it’s best to keep them separate.

Rule #3: Remember that public displays of affection are even more annoying online

That’s awesome that you are in love and in an amazing relationship but be considerate of others when expressing it via Facebook. Your uncoupled friends or miserably married friends probably don’t want to hear you profess your undying love for one another just because he heated you up a bagel for breakfast.  Just ask yourself before you update your page… “Is this Post Worthy”?

Rule #4: Don’t Ever Poke anyone, Ever

The Facebook Poke is like going up to someone at a bar and asking them if they have a mirror in their pocket?  It is definitely a feature of Facebook that was created for Flirting, period…so that means it is Off limits to you if you are in a committed relationship.

Rule #5: Make sure your relationship status reads, "In a relationship"

This probably seems obvious to most people but if you are new to Facebook or if you are just a shady person then your relationship status might not reflect that you are committed to someone…which means you are opening virtual doors for invitations from others…never a good idea.

Rule #6: Never wear a bikini in your profile picture – no matter how jealous you want to make your frienemies

Sure, you look amazing and Jenny Craig worked for you…you might look even better than you did in high school, But you do not need to inform everyone of this by your profile picture if you are in a committed relationship.  Keep in mind that if you are posting provocative pictures on FB then you might be inviting 3rd parties into your relationship.

Rule #7: Don’t Overreact or read too much into someone simply being friendly

Don’t come home yelling at your partner because someone is being friendly on Facebook…it might just be a friendly message or friendly “like”…it doesn’t always mean that you need to freak out on him or her…  they might just want you to join the mafia wars.  Wait to find out the facts before you assume someone else’s intentions.

Now Get To “Pokin!”

~Whitney

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