Married life is awesome and it feels as if you want to share your happiness with everyone around. Weddings become an occasion where couples feel as if they want to shout from the roof top and make the entire world a part of their celebrations. Thanks to the social media, even this is possible now!
But when people go on as if they are the only ones on earth to have gotten married and experience the myriad shades of marital bliss, they push the envelope a bit too high and begin to annoy their friends. Unfortunately, as addicted as people are to social media, they forget that there is a slim line between being up to date and displaying “yourself-ies”. This is where Facebook etiquettes comes into the picture for couples, especially the newlyweds.
#1 Gushing over each other all the time
Yes, we know you have a loving spouse but you don’t have to display affection for him/her on Facebook. Imagine opening your profile in the morning, seeing all your married friends displaying pictures of coffees and sandwiches that their spouses, especially when it is the husband, prepare for them. Alongside comes some mushy sugar coated caption that is enough to give your friends some diabetic moments.
Special things that your spouse does for you need to be preserved in your memory forever, not to be shared with people who probably don’t understand how special that act of love is for you. Married people also go overboard with their display of love for their kids. Okay, granted that every little crooked line that their little one draws is special for them, but is that as special for others? Would it not be better to preserve those cute drawings filed away in a special folder instead of displaying it to the world?
#2 Status to track the milestones
Have you completed a month as a newlywed, or you just bought your first photo frame together for your new house, or is it the second month anniversary of your kid calling you “dad/mom” for the first time? Thumbs up! You have such a sharp memory, but really guys, your friends don’t want these updates.
And, please posting your wedding photos in every six months with lovey hashtags “#bestwife/#besthubby”, is another thing that would truly begin to irritate your friends after a time. It is actually not that cute to post a wedding photo to remind everyone that it is your third or fourth month anniversary. Think, and think hard!
#3 Get “too” cosy
A lot has been said and done about PDA or Public Display of Affection. What about the pictures that married couples post on their Facebook page? Does that count as PDA as well? The trouble is that some couples never know when to stop or rather where to stop! While some lovey-dovey pictures look really cute, some may make your friends hit the ‘unfriend’ or ‘hide’ button on your profile. So, make a note that posting picturesque photos of your honeymoon location is fine, but posting every intimate moment that you shared on the beach or in the room is really not something everyone wants to see.
#4 The “we” couple
This is the limit, stop referring to yourself as “we”. Just because you are married, doesn’t mean you don’t have an individual identity. Wishing your common friends and relatives with a “we” tag is understood, but wishing all the others with that “we” line is just too much. And, here is something especially for the brides, please stop commenting on behalf of your better half. Dear couples, time to draw a line somewhere, don’t your feel so?
Also, it is not cute to see your spouse’s photo in your “Profile Picture”. The profile picture is there for a purpose. It is meant for you to showcase who you are and how you look. Your spouse is definitely your partner, your better half and your best friend, and perhaps the most handsome dude or the most gorgeous gal on the face of earth, but that does not mean that you let him or her take over your individuality.
#5 “Why didn’t you ‘Like’ that?”
Sometimes, it feels as if Facebook exists to get people to “Like” all the pictures you put up. There are couples who get offended when their friends don’t “like” their pictures, or their spouse’s pictures, or their children’s pictures. Dear married couples, you can’t impose your emotions on your friends. You can’t force them to “Like” the pictures. Want to know something even more bugging? When you enter your kid’s photographs for some random contest on some random “Group/Page”, and then spam all your friends’ profiles to “Like” those as well. This is definitely one of the most annoying things that people do on Facebook.