I Brag About My Relationship On Facebook — So What?

I Brag About My Relationship On Facebook — So What? ©iStock/Aleksandar Nakic

I brag about my relationship on Facebook. So what? I also brag about it on Twitter and Instagram. If that makes you like me less, then so be it. I’m just trying to show the world that I’ve finally found the one for me.

  1. I love my boyfriend. He’s cute, he’s silly, and he’s sweet. He’s worth bragging about. In a way, I’m doing my Facebook friends a favor, because I’m reminding them that there are actually some pretty amazing men out there.
  2. My relationship isn’t hurting you. I’m not posting couple pictures to make you feel like crap about being single. If that’s the reaction you have when you see me and my boyfriend making goofy faces at the camera, it’s on you. You’d feel that way, regardless of what popped up on your feed.
  3. Social media is meant for sharing my life. The point of Facebook is to post pictures and statuses about my life. What else would I do on the site? If I’m not allowed to mention my boyfriend’s name, then I might as well delete my account.
  4. I’m not actually bragging. I’m just posting pictures that I’m proud of. You can call it bragging, but that’s not my intention. I just want my friends to see that I’ve finally found a man that treats me the right way.
  5. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it. The unfriend button exists for a reason. If you can’t stand seeing my boyfriend’s smiling face, then click it. I won’t cry myself to sleep over it.
  6. People complain about being single all the time. If single ladies can write statuses about being screwed over, then ladies in relationships should be able to write statuses about being swept off their feet. Both posts talk about dating, so there shouldn’t be a big difference.
  7. Honestly, I don’t care what you think. I’m going to do what makes me happy, and posting pictures of my boyfriend makes me happy. I won’t stop, just because the haters are upset over my happiness.
  8. I don’t see anything wrong with it. Why is it acceptable to brag about your new house or your promotion, but not your relationship? It doesn’t make any sense to me. My boyfriend is a big part of my life, so I’m obviously going to post about him every once in a while.
  9. I’m doing it for him. Believe it or not, I’m not posting pictures of him in order to spite you. I’m doing it to show my boyfriend how much he means to me. It’s the least I can do.
  10. Love is a beautiful thing. I’m not ashamed of the mushy nicknames I give my boyfriend or the eyes we make at each other. After all, love is the best thing we do.
  11. You’d do the same exact thing. Right now, you might roll your eyes when you see me kissing my boyfriend’s cheek, but when you find an amazing guy, you’re going to do the same exact thing that I’ve been doing. You’ll post pictures of the gifts he bought you and show off cute kissing selfies. Just wait.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.