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by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor

Do your social media accounts reflect your current relationship status? 

Relationship status on social media is something a lot of people don’t consider, though they should. In my experience, it’s a big one. When you decide you want to put yourself out there to meet somebody, it’s important to make sure that your social media accounts reflect your current relationship status.

Why is relationship status important?

We are living in an age where the sum-total of all the information in the universe can be accessed on a dime. In relationships, doing a little online search is normal when you meet someone new. People are curious to see what they can find out about you, whether that ends up being photos of your pets or your professional successes.

You’ve got the power!

There are plenty of things out there on the internet you have no control over, but with your personal social media accounts, you have the power to keep all your information accurate and up-to-date. If there’s a relationship option on one of these accounts and you feel comfortable sharing that you are single, then choose that. If you prefer to keep your private life to yourself, just leave it blank.

A common problem I see is that some people don’t actively use their social media accounts. They create the profile and then never bother updating it. Their accounts may have a profile photo of them with their ex, and their status might say that they’re in a relationship or maybe even married. Considering our tendency to “Google first and ask questions later”, this can understandably lead to some misunderstandings.

Keep your profiles up-to-date or just delete them

If you are actively looking for a partner, you need to make sure that your social media relationship status is up-to-date. Imagine how disappointed a potential suitor might be if they visited your Facebook page and it says you are married or has a profile photo of you and another partner. It might just be the end … before love has even had a chance to begin.

If you’ve decided that you no longer have any use for your social media accounts or if you can’t keep them up-to-date, simply delete them. No information is usually better than bad information.