Many people end up obsessively checking their ex’s statuses and updates despite the pain and anguish it causes them – they become stuck in the pain of the ending rather than moving on and creating a new beginning for themselves.
Friend requests skew later in the relationship for older folks.
Of those college-age, 38.8% friend request before the first date, which drops to 26.2% for 20-somethings and 16.4% for those in their 30s.
surveyed 3,000 participants on what they found acceptable and polite in regard to dating in the digital age.
You will be relieved to find that teens are sexting less than the college crowd (well, slightly less).
They don’t really want the relationship but they don’t want their ex finding someone else either!
In case they change their mind they keep them close, often in the form of a virtual friend.Checking your phone on a first date is nearly universally unacceptable, while those in the younger age sets believe Facebook friending is entirely appropriate.Finally, married folks seem most wary of digital intimacy — tell us why in the comments.In some ways break-ups are more complicated than they used to be because social networks make it possible for someone to still be a ‘friend’ even though you are no longer dating.This may be fine if the relationship ended amicably but with anything deeper than casual dating there can be all sorts of potential problems.Keeping your ex as one of those virtual people may also make you feel inhibited when sharing news about a new relationship – they don’t need to know how happy you are with someone else.