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Social Media Display of Affection

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We all have different ways we handle social media display of affection; I’m talking lovers this time.

Some enjoy and yearn continuously for a full show of social media love, some are apathetic towards the need, then the others, a little here and a little there is just fine.

In more than half of the relationships that exist, it is usually the lady that desires the show off like ‘yo nigga put me up, show the world’. For the menfolk, It takes a while time for them to want it but in the long run, they get comfortable and begin to enjoy it.

Daily, lovers have disagreements about each others manner of ‘profession’ and social media is mostly is the benchmark for measurement.  I’ve had several friends cry to me about not getting social media validation from their significant other…’I’m not sure he loves me because he’s never uploads my picture on any of his social media accounts’.

social media display of affection
A sign of love or overcompensation?

Yes! a little truth might be found in context but is social media display of affection the only way we can attest a person’s love for us? Some have resolved to play the game of ‘Post me, I Post you’, it is only when their lovers put them up that they do same.

Let me say this; If you feel the need strongly to recognize that special someone on social media, do so. You don’t have to checkmate if they feel it too, all that matters is what you’re feeling. Some lovers don’t even post themselves on social media except on special occasions like birthdays and I pressure it’s a subliminal agreement. It wasn’t like they sat down to talk about it, they just saw it unfold that way. There’s no doubt that the crave for social media affirmation hits either of them sometimes, but they hold back cause apparently it has never happened before. No one wants to be the one starting it up, right! Lol, so many lover shenanigans innit? 😃

Social Media display of affection should not be a yardstick to measure real love; it is a pixel and we ought to focus more on the bigger picture. If a person loves you and treats you right then viola! You are good to go. I even read somewhere that the major reason for social media validation is insecurity, and I concur. If social media validation matters so much to you then you are definitely insecure.

Well for me I’m apathetic. Social media display of affection has never mattered and I hope it doesn’t begin to matter someday 😂😂. If you gonna put me up, the words to follow better be good mehn, and I don’t mean some indifferent distorted kinda good… I mean pretty pretty goooood! 😉

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Slim.
Slim.
9 months ago

This site pops out the Sapiosexual in me… For the social media display of affection, its a no 🚫.
My personal life is not suposed to be outside for everyone to watch… 😜😜

Bubu
Bubu
9 months ago

Some of us are allergic to PDA even though we are not participants. Over the years I’ve learnt to always process my inner thoughts before blurting it out, but on this particular day I couldn’t help it 😂😂
I went for an outdoor event some months back and I saw this very young couple locking hands and swimming into each other’s eyes, I knew what was coming next. Yuck!!! They started exchanging saliva in the presence of over 20 people, I didn’t know when I said out loudly, “O please get a room”…….. 🙊🙊🙊🙊

Bubu
Bubu
9 months ago

My dear, I regretted saying that immediately after, my inner thoughts didn’t spare me either, it kept on hammering “hater” in my head 😂😂😂.
Anyways I’ve learnt to ignore people who always in the business of showing off their r/ship or spouse. People like Onyinyechi 🙄🙄🙄🙄

Amaka
Amaka
8 months ago

I think this is just based on individual perspective. In as much i think social media PDA is not yardstick for measuring true love i also think its very okay to show your partners off once in a while, there is this special feeling it brings.

Silas Otue
Silas Otue
4 months ago

For me, public display of affection on social media has never been a yardstick for genuine love… But like you stated in your write-up, girls love it the most…
So guys just upload it for peace to reign…
Shikina✌

Ada
Ada
3 months ago

The truth is I don’t subscribe to social media PDA, it is a no no for me… Okay after d show off that the relationship is perfect n all sorts then wen there is a problem do u also put it out there, truth be told there is no perfect relationship… It’s just disgusting to me cos if you follow Wat you see on social media, you wud feel all relationships are made in heaven..

Obama
Obama
3 months ago

🤣 🤣 🤣 I was going through my Facebook pictures one time and saw some 2 abi 3 sisters I once uploaded their pictures, professing love publicly… I laughed cos it’s now funny to me. 😌 Be it as it may, it’s not really a thing for me but if it happens… Who am I to say No? Like the time I uploaded my first professional studio pictures, some took it and posted it on their Facebook feeds and even WhatsApp story… Some without my notice, when I saw it… E sweet me. I won’t lie.. 😂 It’s just sad… Read more »

Obama
Obama
3 months ago

They’re married to someone that’s not me even though they made me believe that it was only me. 😂🤣

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