Keeping up a popular and well pruned Facebook profile is a seriously stressful business, we can all agree. Fortunately, help is now at hand. A new infographic from the Online Dating University and All Facebook shows you how to find and fix Facebook stressors of all flavors. Here are some highlights.
This probably comes as no surprise, but friends are actually a huge headache, the infographic reveals. There's real pressure to be witty and entertaining in your status updates, and the anxiety just multiplies when you have to answer the deluge of comments that will no doubt follow your latest post.
Of course, we're all familiar with hate email management: from the unwanted contacts who noticed you deleted them from your friends list, and from the friends you kept, mad that they first heard about your engagement through a Facebook status update. Seems you just can't catch a break.
Whether you're currently "In A Relationship" or recently "Single," every Facebook relationship status comes with its own set of stressers. Your ex keeps up a steady stream of happy posts advertising just how happy his life's recently become, while your current partner still won't confirm his relationship status with you. Agony.
Fortunately, All Facebook and Online Dating University have got your back. The infographic is here to remind you that, fortunately, the person you're dating is a real person too. Even if he was peeved about your last reveal-all post, or didn't "Like" your latest profile picture, all is not lost — you could always meet, and poke them in person. If that doesn't make you feel better, log back on and visit your own page for a quick profile pick-me-up. Studies have shown, the infographic says, that occasional viewing of your profile actually boosts self-esteem.
[via All Facebook]
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