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10 Facebook Faux Pas in New Relationships


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Posting Too Many or Too Embarrassing Photos of Your Partner
Posting embarrassing photos of your new relationship partner might not be a good idea.
Posting embarrassing photos of your new relationship partner might not be a good idea.
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On the first date, it was a quick camera phone photo at dinner. On the second date, it was a few photos at a baseball game. We often take photos to help us remember moments that are special to us, including those early and exciting first dates with a new partner.

Facebook has made it easy to share those photos with the world. Another faux pas early in a relationship, though, is to post too many of those photos, especially the more private and potentially embarrassing ones. Like with changing your Relationship Status too soon, this might seem to your partner that you think of the new relationship as something deeper than it is. Your partner might also see these photos as a violation of an unspoken trust in you and your camera. Respect your partner's privacy, and boost your partner's trust by getting permission to post your photos.

Another thing to consider is what your partner's friends might say about each photo. When you tag your partner in a photo, those tagged photos show up on your partner's wall for friends to see. Look at the type of friends your partner has and think ahead about what comments they might make. Don't post a photo that you think might earn negative comments -- you don't want to sabotage the relationship.


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