Most social media users would say that its existence does nothing but complicate romantic relationships. Facebook is a breeding ground for covert stalking and misunderstanding. Deciding when to follow a new mate on Twitter is a delicate art. And generally, it puts so many of us in touch that the reality is the competition is more accessible than ever.
But the truth is, according to Internet expert Dr. Alexandra Samuel, social media can make a relationship stronger – when used correctly. It can be the glue that holds a bond together when face-to-face communication isn’t always achievable. For couples forced to regularly travel, or work opposite schedules, these factors could be pitfalls. But social media can fill those gaps.
Mashable recently published a how-to guide for using social media to strengthen the love you share with your partner, be it a new relationship or a long-term one. They also share some helpful online tips for exploring the social media space as a “better half”.
See a few below:
- Avoid airing dirty laundry or having “digital spats on Facebook and Twitter.
- If mentioning the other person, ask before posting.
- Take down your old dating profile once you’re serious about someone.
See them all at Mashable.