Be­ware of the PDA* TRAP!

Th­ese A-list cou­ples seem to have caught a se­vere case of *Pub­lic Di­vorce Awk­ward­ness

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We all oohed and aa­hed when our fave celeb cou­ples Tweeted can­did mes­sages to each other and vo­calised their love on Twit­ter and Face­book. And then we were left oohing all over again, when th­ese seem­ingly crazy-in-love stars parted ways. As we’re sure th­ese stars have found out, this on­line dis­play of af­fec­tion can back­fire, cre­at­ing the Pub­lic Di­vorce Awk­ward­ness (PDA) trap they’re all now fac­ing.

Let’s Tell Ev­ery­one

Fall­ing into the new PDA trap is easy. You’re with a great man, and you want the world to know. Or your re­la­tion­ship is fall­ing apart, and you use lovey-dovey on­line talk to cover it up. But gush­ing your fab­u­lous bond may have con­se­quences. Are you un­con­sciously invit­ing comment, spec­u­la­tion, and even jeal­ousy? Sim­i­larly, it is risky to use so­cial me­dia to cre­ate the im­pres­sion of a great re­la­tion­ship. If things do end, your ‘act’ will be up for de­bate.

Keep­ing It Real

Lim­it­ing the use of so­cial me­dia will help keep your in­ti­macy au­then­tic. Next time you want to gush about your part­ner or upload a pri­vate pic­ture, think about why you’re do­ing it. Is it to gen­uinely praise him? If not, stop. This way, if you do break-up, you’ll be glad you kept quiet. In today’s dig­i­tal age, your past is al­ways present. If a former re­la­tion­ship is plas­tered all over your so­cial net­work, be pre­pared to re­live it.

Seal and Heidi

Klum: The world saw them ex­change vows

ev­ery year. Ash­ton Kutcher and Demi Moore: TwitPics of their do­mes­tic bliss were a lit­tle TMI. Rus­sell Brand and Katy Perry: She used to say ‘good night’ to Rus­sell via

Twit­ter.

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