Stop oversharing your relationship on my feed


Newspaper Adviser Damien Tippett

Mug shot of staff reporter Emily Narducci.

Scrolling through social media, every other post seems to be about someone’s relationship. Then Monday or Wednesday comes around and the amount of “MCM” and “WCW” posts make me want to gag myself with a spoon. People post everything about their relationship on social media; their new boyfriend or girlfriend, their latest date, and even their last fight before breaking up.


Juniors Caitlin Clark and Tristan Carver have been dating for over a year and a half. Clark states, “I don’t approve of publicly displaying every part of a relationship [on social media]. I feel like some things should be kept private.”


The internet should not be the first person to hear about your latest love, and certainly should not be the boxing ring of your fights. There needs to be boundries when it comes to relationships and social media.


Lily Smith and Victor Nieto, sophomores, have been dating for 10 months. “I don’t think [social media] should be an outlet for your feelings when you’re in a fight,” Smith says, “I don’t think it should be an outlet for everyone to know your business.”


When something negative occurs in a relationship, it never stays between the two people involved. It spreads around like cream cheese on a bagel. Documenting this on any form of social media makes any issue even worse, because it stays there forever and others can easily become involved.


“There’s way too much over sharing [of relationships] right now,” Nieto claims. “I think it’s just really tacky to do that.”


Too often relationships get to the point that someone you follow is posting the same “Man Crush Monday” or “Women Crush Wednesday” every week. We get it. You are still dating that certain person. You do not need to constantly post about them.


Senior Noelle Soucek and Junior Jack Baker have been dating for eight months. They believe that any posting done on social media should only accentuate positive moments in their relationship.


“You don’t have to broadcast everything you do.” Baker claims, “keep posting [about relationships] to a minimum but, at the same time, don’t be afraid to show why you’re happy.”


So please, for the love of all your followers, think before you post. Social media is a great place to share things going on in your life with all your friends, but don’t bare it all. Keep some things private between you and your latest lover.