Back in the day, you had to sit at home waiting for your rotary phone to ring in order to find out what your crush was up to after your first date. Now, we have the Internet, which is a whole lot more incriminating. Facebook dating is certainly not for the faint of heart. If you're looking for love, you might want to steer clear from making a few key mistakes on Facebook that might cost you that second date. Of course, we all know how obnoxious it is to update your relationship status too soon, but there are many additional Facebook faux pas that you may not even realize you are committing.
When was the last time you stalked your crush on social media? Even the stealthiest of Facebook sleuths have accidentally deep-liked an old photo from yesteryear, or accidentally sent a friend request to their crush's ex girlfriend. Oversharing, humble bragging, and publicly fighting are all wall post crimes that can happen to you. Check out this list of online dating advice below for some of the main Facebook fails to avoid in a brand-new relationship. Vote up the tips that make the most sense, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
Friending Too Soon The Mistake: This is the worst. You just went on your first date and had an amazing time. You desperately want to see this person again. And you're sure your date feels the same way. After all, you were talking and
Facebook Jealousy The Mistake: After a first date, you start to wonder if you're the only potential paramour in your date's life. You start to see photos and comments on Facebook in a whole new light. When pictures are posted from a night
Creepily Liking Old Facebook Photos The Mistake: Jealousy isn’t the only reason not to scroll through all your first date’s old photos, though. They may be public, but going through them and then liking a hot picture from 2007 constitutes the first order
Not Untagging Old Photos That Make You Look Bad The Mistake: You're going on a first date, and you're ready to make a good impression. So you get dressed up. You make sure your hair looks great. You're ready to find love!Except you haven't cleaned up your tagged photos on
Going Too Far Via Status Update The Mistake: You’ve decided to play it cool and not friend the girl or guy you just had a fabulous first date with. But you’re still excited about the date – so excited that you have to share your happiness on
Desperate Comment Interactions The Mistake: You may want to get the interest of one of your Facebook buddies. Maybe you went on one date and then nothing's happened since. Or maybe you're just hoping that they'll finally agree to go out with you because of
Following everything your date does on Facebook The Mistake: Say you’re already Facebook friends. After the date, you write a quick message saying how much you enjoyed it. So far, so good. But Facebook has decided to show you when your message has been read, so you know
Stalking your date's family The Mistake: I know this is like .01% of you out there that would even consider this, and we all know you're not a part of that .01%. But let's pretend that you are anyway, shall we?Say that you’ve restrained yourself and not
Oversharing about your date on Facebook The Mistake: You’re out on a first date and it’s going great. Better than any first date you’ve had possibly ever. Your friends would be so happy for you if they could see you right now. And wouldn’t it be nice to show that
Too Much Info About Your Ex on Facebook The Mistake: You’ve gone on a wonderful first date and avoided all the other mistakes listed here. Congratulations! Maybe you won’t die alone. But WAIT, your Facebook profile still has tons of comments and updates