You’ve recently started dating someone (or you’ve been dating someone) and you’re both basking in the glow of your relationship. You take long walks on the beach, have wonderful conversations about what your children will look like, finish each other’s sentences, and stare into each other’s eyes for hours on end. You think, “This guy/girl is great!” Then one day, you’re chilling over your significant other’s home and you notice that they happen to log out of Facebook. You let them know you also have a profile on the fabulous social networking site. Then someone nonchalantly says, “Why don’t you add me as a friend?”
Now this scenario can go one of several ways. And in an age where people willingly put all their business out there for public consumption, criticism, and critique, I‘d advise first setting up ground rules before adding your love interest as a Facebook friend. It could be the difference between relationship bliss or continual headaches.
At the end of the day, whether it’s Facebook or real life, romantic relationships should be solidly built on open and honest communication. So here are some suggestions on how to fully enjoy the experience of Facebook, without jeopardizing your relationship.