Don’t Suck At Facebook #378, Relationships Edition: Vaguebooking Is Awful

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Today’s “Don’t Suck At Facebook” post concerns Facebook relationships, and how not to suck at them — specifically, the use of “vaguebooking” to work out your love life damage via social media.

Hey, we’ve all been there. And while the once in a blue moon romantic complaint via Facebook doesn’t mean you suck at Facebook, the continued use of this medium for interpersonal relations means we all need to have a little talk about how much we can bare socially without making both ourselves and our romantic connections look or feel stupid.

Everyone knows this trajectory. People meet, people do the “Facebook official” thing — and then at some point, the memes start coming.

Sometimes they signal simple relationship issues. Sometimes they portend the “[so-and-so] is no longer in a relationship” update. (AKA, the Facebook walk of shame.)

Sometimes, they just signal a person is very, very needy. Either way, the point is that sharing these memes do not reflect well on your stability for future relationships — nor do they inspire much sympathy on the part of your current love interest, who has just effectively been called out in front of all of your mutual friends. (Bonus points if you tag the errant lover.)

They look like this:



Sometimes, they’re charmingly misogynistic and rapey:


Either way, don’t suck at Facebook and crowdsource your disappointment passive aggressively. If you don’t want to live through it, your friends certainly don’t want to witness it. (And if they do, they’re not your friends.) Call someone, write it down in your Hello Kitty notepad, but don’t vaguebook your Facebook relationship problems, because that never ends well.

Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.


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