You can use Facebook's privacy settings to mitigate the pains, and you can even make an impossible-to-maintain rule that you won't accept friend requests from people you're dating, but it's almost guaranteed that Facebook will somehow catch up to your budding relationship and challenge it with some confusion eventually.
Maybe it's important for Facebook users to carefully watch their feeds to make sure that nothing comes up that will cause any hurt to any exes, or maybe their exes are responsible for clicking "hide" in the news feed until they're over it.
Facebook can mess up your life in a whole bunch of ways.
Chances are it means nothing, but that won't stop those nagging insecurities.
That guy just posted on her wall thanking her for the wonderful time they had last night, but she just broke up with you last week.
It can get you fired or evicted, plunge you into debt with its addictive games, and even (yeah, right) infect you with syphilis.
We wouldn't look at all of those as serious threats, but we all know from experience that one threat is real: Facebook makes dating far more complicated than it used to be.
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