Thursday, 18 October 2012
I am currently involved with a man who is constantly on Instagram and Facebook. I, on the other hand, am not. We've had conversations and I'll see a post on his Facebook about that same topic we were just discussing. I've gotten Facebook and Instagram comments before he replies to my text. If he wants to show me a YouTube video, he'll post it on my Facebook before he actually texts me the link.
His friends don't help my situation at all since they are constantly on Facebook as well. They have group chats on their iPhones but if some event or joke happened between them, one of them will post a video or picture on Facebook and tag the people that were there.
I'm very ambivalent with Facebook. I like to catch up on people's lives and whatnot, but Facebook is all for show. People have made it their priority to update their Facebook with every thought and picture, like the guy that I'm seeing. Everywhere we go, he must take a picture to post on his Facebook or Instagram at that very moment. It cannot wait. Then he'll check his phone as soon as it vibrates notifying him that someone liked his picture.
I've mentioned my concerns but it's still the same. What really threw me off the roof was that he told me to get used to it after I told him to get off the phone. Alcohol did not help our situation either. He replies that he likes his electronics and as a video game creator, they'll always be in his life.
Should I suck it up? I really like this guy but if I decide to get into a relationship with him, I would have to tell him what he can and cannot post on Facebook.
I'm beginning to think Facebook, Instagram or any social networking for that matter, has become a deal breaker for me.