#717 Shameless couple promotion on Facebook
Friday 13th February, 2009
How long is it acceptable to disappear off Facebook following the 14th – I want to escape all those smug update daters
Well perhaps length of time of absence is not the issue here – as the longer you ‘disappear’ the more discordant friends in your network may become in light of your absence. Then there’s the rather annoying and tireless task of having to justify one’s disappearance (‘hot date’ via private jet and romantic diversion to Paris). On your return in one sitting you would have to be prepared to deal with ‘all those smug updates’.
Instead, you could think of a quirky take on your own Status Update. One could poke fun at an ex by (re)flaming the fires of a passion or affirming why you separated in the first instance. Why not put your love up for ‘auction’ – the most ‘novel’ or sincere reply ‘wins’ a romantic dalliance with you – but only if you find them attractive of course! Or you award yourself a new ‘research agenda’ – one that aims to capture when those ‘smug updates’ turn to more critical chisms and fall outs. Yes Saturday the 14th may commence with ‘I love you lots’ written across Walls, but later it might be a case of ‘I love you less’ dependent on whether romance has been fulfilled or not. Then it you who becomes the ‘smug’ one.
In short, genuiene romance and affection should be a triumph of love rather than the ostentation of shameless smug couples promotion on Facebook. I would get rid of those types of friend(s) immediately.Tweet