Stop Bragging About Your Relationship On Social Media — It’s Annoying AF

Stop Bragging About Your Relationship On Social Media — It’s Annoying AF ©iStock/m-gucci

If your relationship is so great, why do you need everyone else to validate it on the Internet? Not only is it ridiculously annoying, it also shows your low self-esteem. While some friends show support, the majority of your newsfeed is casting a huge eye roll your way. If you relate to any of the following, you’re officially obnoxious:

  1. You post endless pictures. What are you trying to prove? Are you trying to remind other women that your guy is taken? Your low self-esteem is transparent. You’re putting on a show, but appearances are shallow. The depth is in the way you treat each other, not that you let the rest of the world know about it.
  2. You create sappy status updates on a daily basis. This isn’t your diary, so take that crap elsewhere. If you give a compliment offline, does it really make an impression? The answer is yes, it does. So will you please stop posting and have a real life private conversation?
  3. You write love letters. Remember when people use to write on each other’s Facebook walls? Yeah, that doesn’t happen anymore, except for those bragging couples. If you want to express your love for your partner, why don’t you just turn to each other and say so? You’re probably sitting right next to each other on the couch anyway, so why not talk in person? Oh right, because you want everyone else to see it.
  4. You can’t help but throw it back on Thursday #TBT. This was meant to remember childhoods and way back whens, not a couple’s trip you took just last year. Your feed already saw that picture, but you just had to shove it in their faces again. Are you remembering better times? Because the truth might just be that your relationship has seen better days…
  5. You check-in to every date. You’re going out to dinner with your boyfriend — that’s nothing out of the ordinary, so why does your entire Facebook feed need to know about it? Obsessive social media sharers don’t live in the moment because they’re too busy editing their virtual reality. What you really need is a reality check, because your relationship is not that big of a deal.
  6. You post personal holiday gift guides. You pixelate every little thing your partner ever gives you. Whether it’s jewelry, flowers, or coffee, you’ve Instagrammed it. Are you trying to make others jealous? Because in reality, there’s really nothing to be jealous about considering you feel the need to prove how great your relationship is rather than experiencing it.
  7. You construct regular appreciation posts. It’s great that you can appreciate how wonderful your partner truly is, but tell him, not the rest of your social circle. We get it, you’re thankful for the support he gives you, but why do you need everyone else to know that? You don’t have to show the world to make it true — telling your S.O. is more than enough.
  8. You use Mondays to crush on your man #MCM. Wait a second…  are you saying you’re attracted to your significant other? Well, I hope so… isn’t this the obvious? Newsflash: you’re not giving the Oscar-worthy performance you think you are. You don’t just want your man to feel good, you want to remind everyone else that he’s yours.
  9. You make everything a big announcement. Let the world know when you’re engaged, pregnant, or getting a dog, but you don’t need to announce every step along the way. You also don’t need to make everything a big ordeal with 20 pictures and an obnoxious paragraph about your big life change. Your 500+ acquaintances don’t need to know he gave you his key or the exact location of your new home.
  10. You’re just as verbal about your breakup. It’s pretty obvious that you need to be reminded how great you are after the amazing relationship you portrayed fails. In a world where it’s customary to share everything, most relationships could benefit from a little more privacy. Bottom line? Boasting about your partner on social media isn’t doing any favors for your relationship.
Kelsey Dykstra is a freelance writer based in Huntington Beach, CA. She has been blogging for over four years and writing her whole life. Originally from Michigan, this warm weather seeker relocated to the OC just last summer. She enjoys writing her own fictional pieces, reading a variety of young adult novels, binging on Netflix, and of course soaking up the sun.