Ruby Karp
April 22, 2013 6:30 am

You’ve seen it happen. Your friend gets a new boyfriend or girlfriend and all of a sudden, on every profile they have, it’s all hearts and “I love you, babe!” Jenna from the MTV series Awkward would probably agree with me that those posts are really, really annoying when you’re not the person on the receiving end. But, if you are the person in the relationship, you probably want to do “cute” things and let everyone know about it. Still, you don’t want to go tooooo far.

Well, here are 5 DON’TS to help you reign your love in.

KISSY FACES ARE OKAY, BUT MAKE IT COUNT

Kissy faces are ADORABLE, but sometimes it’s a little much. Try not to harass your beloved with “ILYSFM *kissy face kissy face kissy face*” more than ever. In fact, you should probably keep a count of how many times a day you’ve done it. And don’t make your limit a million. That’s cheating.

DON’T GET ANGRY IF SOMEONE COMMENTS ON HIS/HER PICTURE

Jealousy can exist in relationships. Don’t murder him or her if there is a “Lol” in the comments from anyone. And don’t start stalking the commenter. If you do any of this, stop. You are being an ick and nobody likes icks.

WHEN TOGETHER, DON’T OBSESSIVELY TAKE SELFIES TOGETHER

Don’t constantly take pictures together and share it with everyone (okay, this is an example of choking everyone else with your love). When together, enjoy your time. Live in the moment without documenting it. That’s annoying and boring. Chill out with the selfies. That’s what Snapchat is for.

DON’T GET ANGRY IF HE/SHE DOESN’T REPLY WITHIN 5 MINUTES

If he/she doesn’t respond, that’s okay. Don’t go all, “HELLLLLLOOO? HELLO? ARE U MAD AT ME?!!!!” Stop that.

DON’T ONLY TALK OVER SOCIAL MEDIA

If you obsessively text, but never talk, that has to change. That shows that one or the other isn’t making an effort. It’s cheating and the relationship won’t work. (A side note about Snapchat: do not spend your whole evening doing that. Use the phone, person.) Try talking more. Stop basing your life off of texting (said in old lady voice)!

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