How to Navigate Your Facebook News Feed on Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air, cherubs are whizzing around, pricking starry-eyed lovers with their lusty arrows, and restaurants are swamped with reservations for two. It must be Valentine’s Day.
The flood of Valentine’s Day posts on social media networks is at an all-time high. If you’re in love, everyone knows it. If you’re alone, everyone knows it. If you got flowers, everyone has seen the picture. Every Facebook user has seen an outbreak of sappy statuses, mocking ecards, and photos of carefully arranged candy and flowers on their news feed. So, how can we navigate this sea of sap and cynicism? We’ve broken it down for you.
Tagged status: This seems to trend towards the more committed relationships. If you’re tagged in a Valentine status by your significant other, they’ve claimed their territory and are happy to let the world know. The conquest is over, my friends. Let the territorial flag wave, you’ve been conquered.
Flower pictures: A picture of a bouquet of flowers is like saying, “My bf is awesome and I must be too because I got these beautiful flowers.” We get it. Enjoy and cherish that fact, don’t broadcast it to the world.
Who wants to be my Valentine? status: If someone is publicly broadcasting a request for a Valentine it’s time for them to log off Facebook, grab a bottle of wine, order takeout, and have a nice relaxing night at home. No one knows you better than yourself, so take this time to love and appreciate the person you are and treat yourself to something special.
Gift from my mom! status: This person obviously didn’t get any flowers, but sometimes a gift from mom is even better. You will have many people come in and out of your life, but your mom is forever. Hope you got your mom something good, too.
Anti-Valentine’s Day ecards: An anti-Valentine’s Day ecard is posted from the type of person who laughs in the face of love. Maybe they are committed, but still cynical. Who knows? But no matter what your relationship status is this Valentine’s Day, everyone benefits from a good laugh. Cue the ecards. Are most obnoxious and slightly raunchy? Yes. But that’s why they are so darn funny.
Can’t wait til later tonight ;) status-TMI. Send that in a private text, there are kids on Facebook nowadays!
Here at Pubslush, we prefer to post things like this:
(More Harry Potter cards can be found here.)
No matter what your Facebook may say, Happy Valentine’s Day to all. Don’t forget to log off the computer and enjoy your day with your loved ones. After all, that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about.