What you should remember about social media and dating. Social media and dating have become increasingly intertwined in recent years. When it comes to dating there are some important things to consider when dating and how important role social media play.
Clean up your pages
What do you want to show your new dates? Remember the one picture everyone talks about it? Oh yeah that one, we all have one of those, but maybe it’s not the best representation of who we are and might be off-putting to a new potential match. Check your social media privacy settings before you jump into dating. Set your profile to “private” and make sure the fun pictures are only revealed later once you get to know each other.
As social media has become an essential part of our lives and it can be a powerful tool for personal branding. But if your profile is full of outdated posts or irrelevant information, potential partners may be turned off. Taking the time to clean your social media accounts can help ensure that you present yourself in the best light possible and make a positive impression.
Stay away from social media platforms before the first date
Protect your safety but you don’t have to find out everything about your date right at that moment. Life is a beautiful mystery, and attraction happens more naturally without the crutch of social media anyway. Learn about each other, explore, and create something stronger. Don’t pass judgments too soon. While you may be tempted to do some pre-date research, digging up dirt on someone online can lead to an awkward and uncomfortable situation when meeting in person. It’s also worth noting that what you see online isn’t always the full story – so it’s best to get to know someone without any preconceived notions. Instead, focus on getting to know the person in front of you and learning about their interests and passions through conversation. This will help ensure that your date is a positive experience for both of you!
Avoid the status change
Do not change your status to “in a relationship” right away. Wait and build real commitment between you and your partner. Not every moment needs to end up on social media. Rather, spend more time together and connect on a deeper level than just the superficial social media one. Relationships should be based on real interaction and getting to know someone. Social media, with its short attention spans and superficial interactions is not a good way to start a relationship. You might think you know someone from their profiles, but that’s really only the surface level stuff. In order to get to know someone truly, you need to have real conversations and spend time together in person.