Dear Social Media takes you through the stages of dating and love in a hyper-digital era, from stalking potential lovers online, the red flags that should be obvious to most girls yet missed or ignored by many, the awkwardness of confronting your lover after seeing something bad online, how to handle a breakup when you want nothing to do with that person but he or she still floats through your timeline, how to spot a good guy without doubting him and the dos and don'ts of social media when in a serious relationship. While we are all programmed to stalk someone online, and it's now customary and no longer considered taboo, we aren't necessarily equipped with the knowledge of what to look for beyond the surface and how to manage the emotions after we find something we don't like. Or not talk ourselves out of exploring something with potential because you think he's too good to be true.
This guide will answer the common questions like: Should I accept his Facebook request? Should I let him know what my Instagram handle is? Should I exchange passwords with my boyfriend or husband? What should I do if I see something I don't like? We overshare our feelings online, and that can have a negative impact on our dating life. So many relationships fail or are strained because of social media. But we can't blame social media—we have to take some responsibility for not using it properly and not setting boundaries.