When Is It Appropriate To Add Someone You’re Dating On Facebook?

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When Is It Appropriate To Add Someone You're Dating On Facebook?

When it feels right for the both of you.

You shouldn’t simply assume that you can add this person to your Facebook because you are dating them.

You should be respectful of this person’s privacy and ensure that this is something you talk about first.

You will know when it feels right because there will be a level of comfort between the both of you.

You will want this person to be a bigger part of your life.

You will feel the need to show the happiness that you feel with this person to the world.

However, you shouldn’t get carried away.

Jumping too soon at adding this person to your Facebook could actually jeopardize the relationship you have with this person if it isn’t done right.

If you are still in the building stages of this relationship, trying to add this person to your Facebook too soon may come off as being too eager or presumptive.

When this person senses that you are being too eager or presumptive, they may worry that you have already taken the relationship to the next level without their agreement.

They may worry that you are moving too fast and making assumptions of what the relationship already is.

This may make them pause and have anxiety.

Also, you may not be dealing with a person who is all too fond of Facebook when it comes to deeply personal issues.

Assuming that everyone is comfortable having all their business out for everyone else to see on Facebook could be to your detriment.

This person may actually prefer being more private and not using Facebook to announce their relationship status to the world or who they are dating.

This is also something that you have to consider.

Your desires may get the best of you and you may presume that this person would be just fine with you adding them to Facebook as a person that you are dating.

In your world, you consider that to be perfectly normal.

However, this may not be how this other person looks at it.

They may truly be more of a private person.

You should be sensitive to this and not get them involved in something that could make them uneasy.

You are better off simply taking your time with this person.

If the chemistry is there and you have both acknowledged that you are dating each other exclusively, you can have the talk about adding that person to your Facebook.

The talk shouldn’t feel like the person has no choice in the matter.

You shouldn’t come off as though this person has to give you a yes.

The person shouldn’t feel pressure.

It should be more of a quick request asking for the person’s permission.

It will be up to that person to decide whether they are comfortable with it.

They just might but may not be willing to be added to your Facebook at this time.

If that is the case, you should not stay on the topic.

Move on.

Don’t bring it up anymore.

If or when this person is ready for you to add them to Facebook, they will let you know.


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