Beware of the PDA* TRAP!
These A-list couples seem to have caught a severe case of *Public Divorce Awkwardness
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