Valentine’s Day is again upon the horizon. Before you know it, the restaurants of Boston will be filled with sighing lovers, and the dining halls of BU will be filled awkward Freshman dates. Ah, to be young, in love, and still on a meal plan.
If you’re of the romantic persuasion, you may feel inclined to make your love publicly known. Wonderful! The world could always use a little more love. If you want to shout off of rooftops, go on and shout. Of course, there are some ways of saying “I Love You,” on Valentine’s Day that, well, shouldn’t be said, and so I bring to you the Five Things to Avoid Doing on Social Media for Valentine’s Day.
1) Sending a relationship status request: No one should be asked to be Facebook-official on Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for celebrating your love, not defining it.
2) Instagramming your date: This is a special day for you and your partner, so save it for yourselves.
3) Assuming that a Valentine’s Day status equals a card: A hand-written card shows some real thought. Flowers and chocolate are also nice. Emojis are not.
4) Posting about moving on from your last relationship: Chances are that if you’re posting about this, then it isn’t true. And now we all know.
5) Posting about anything that goes on behind closed doors: We don’t want to know. Really. Not even the NSA wants to know. But they do now. Forever.