Our tech-driven world may leave many a head spinning, especially considering the pitfalls of romance are doubled when dabbling in online communications. While flirting and labeling relationships can be like navigating a minefield on social networks, you can also benefit from the opportunity to evaluate worded responses and glean information on a crush in a whole new way. Learn just what to do when igniting a romance and how to avoid trouble online regarding relationships with these tips.
DO deal with the dreaded relationship status change. If you have started seeing someone interesting—a person you could see a possible future with—then show a sign of your regard by removing the “single” status as soon as possible. This does not mean a prompt decision needs to be reached in regards to the exact status of your relationship; no pressure needs to be put on either party just yet. If you’ve had that conversation, then there’s no point in wasting time, so go ahead and label your commitment. However, if this connection is only in the beginning stages, simply remove the question of relationship status altogether, which will show some consideration on your part to the intended party.
DON’T flirt with someone else online as it is hard to determine how far said flirting has gone from an outsider’s perspective. What compliments or playfulness you may deem appropriate could easily be read to mean much more. It is never wise to trifle with a lover’s emotions, so don’t tempt yourself through the ease of online communication with another.
DO find clever ways to catch the notice of a person you hope to start something with by utilizing the information he or she has already provided you. A person’s profile provides all the ammunition you need to fire up an enticing conversation. Read up on his or her interests and use the internet to your advantage by finding an article to share in relation to your findings. Suggest a movie date based on the movie picks your crush listed as his or her favorites. Social networks have cut down time on the “interview” process of a potential mate with ready-knowledge for you to browse.
DON’T use status updates and tweets to announce your love to the world time-and-time again. Reserve your declarations for important dates or events, such as an anniversary. For one, your friends and family will get sick of hearing it. Also, the louder you are, the more it seems like you are compensating for an affection that isn’t necessarily there. Keep in mind, bold confessions of adoration pasted all over your Facebook wall or Twitter feed can prove to be unfortunate should the relationship turn sour. Give romance a chance to thrive in the privacy of a relationship instead of on a social network for all to judge.