MSN Glo – The Dos and Dont’s of Facebook for Couples

Rules of Netiquette for Facebook for Couples

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Should you share a Facebook page with your significant other or spouse? Are you friends with your spouse on Facebook? Is it proper digital etiquette to poke, or not to poke on Facebook when your status says, “In a Relationship” or “Married?”

Jeremy Greenberg covered these important topics on Glo on MSN with four dos and don’ts as it relates to the Rules of Netiquette for couples on Facebook. I had the chance to include my two digital cents in the article, Let’s Get Digital: ‘Til Defriending Do us Part.

DON’T: Share a Facebook page—it’s just weird

Sure, there are people who share Facebook pages. But there are also people who share toothbrushes. Being of one flesh doesn’t mean you have to be of one profile. Online dating and “netiquette” expert Julie Spira, author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating, encourages couples to keep their own Facebook profiles. “We’re individuals, we’re also couples, but each person has a unique history, especially when you look at Facebook’s recent changes with the timeline,” she says. “So merging Facebook accounts, I don’t think it’s a good idea.” Exceptions to this might be if your relationship is part of your business, or if a couple shares a page because neither one really cares that much about being on Facebook. But outside these sorts of situations, sharing a Facebook page is as awkward as when a guy tags along on girls’ night out.

DON’T: Wear a bikini in your profile picture—no matter how jealous you want to make your old high school nemesis

Full article @GloMSN

Julie Spira is a dating, relationship and netiquette expert. She’s the author of The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web. Visit Julie at, @JulieSpira on Twitter and at

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2 Responses to MSN Glo – The Dos and Dont’s of Facebook for Couples
    June 29, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    I do trust all the ideas you’ve presented on your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too quick for novices. May just you please prolong them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

    • Julie Spira
      July 16, 2012 | 11:05 am

      Thank you for your comment. The posts are snippets and guidelines for the Rules of Netiquette. A more in-depth book is being published called, “The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web.” If you like our Facebook page at you’ll get details and be able to comment.

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