Public display of affection on social media.
They usually come in formats like this;
Life was empty and fruitless until you came and filled it with lots of happiness and wonderful memories.
You are the best man/woman in the world, I can’t possibly live without you, Fam, meet my Bae.
And then sometimes
2weeks later you see
This post was inspired by my Facebook news feed.
I was Scrolling through my facebook feed last night I came across a friend’s post, where she talked about how men are scum #excuse my French.
I began to wonder what went wrong considering a week ago she posted a lovey-dovey photo of her and her boyfriend, telling the whole world of her undying love for him and how he treats her like a princess….
she even said her heart would stop beating any day he leaves her.
Well it looks like things have gone south.
It got me thinking about public display of affection on social media, is it a good or a bad thing? Is it something to do or not?.
Basically I understand that love is a really great feeling and it can be very overwhelming and all you want is for the world to see the person behind your happiness hence public display of affection on social media begins.
However if you follow up on celebrity news especially that of Nigerian celebrities you would find out that when a celebrity’s relationship fails, most people would blame it on social media and say they were showing off too much and things like that.
The question I don’t understand with such blame us if it’s a bad idea to show your love life on social media?.
I mean it’s my boyfriend or husband and I can do as I please right?
Most people don’t think so, they feel public display of affection should be a NO for different reasons.
Some guys wouldn’t put up any picture of their spouse or girlfriend on social media because of reasons like they want to have the liberty to meet other People without carrying an ” I am in a relationship” tag on their heads.
Some ladies wouldn’t put up photos of their boyfriends or husbands because they don’t want wolves to snatch them.
Some especially the single ladies would say things like ” I can’t put him on my social media because we are not married, let his picture not chase my future husband”
Some others deeply value their privacy and want to keep certain aspects of their lives a secret.
So what is your take on public display of affection on social media?.
Mine goes thus:
I cannot put a photo of my boyfriend and I in a sensual position on the net simply because I value my privacy..
However I most definitely would post a photo of him once in a while like on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversary or as appreciation because he took me on vacation to Cancun or some other fancy location or did something spectacular.
But to just wake up one morning and post a picture on facebook or instagram of me and MR kissing…. is a big NO.
Not that I condemn those who do but I would love to hear from you all if this is something you would do or not?.
So would you show the world your lover or would you rather it be a secret?.
If YES, please do tell us why and if NOT, I would love to know your reasons.
Join the discussion, please leave your comments below.
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