Anything personal about your partner, without his or her permission
All of those feel-good hormones that are produced from sexual affection and mutual attraction make the simplest qualities about your partner pretty freakin’ adorable—from how he sticks out his tongue when he’s thinking to how she hums rap tunes while she’s cooking. But instead of sharing these personal details with all of your FB friends (and thus, their extended network too), you not only lessen your intimacy, but you could make your partner uncomfortable. “You can post things that are personal about you if you want, but don’t post things that are personal about your significant other because it becomes an invasion of their privacy,” says clinical sexologist and relationship expert Dawn Michael, PhD. “Be aware of the relationship outside of yourself. Don’t post anything personal about your significant other unless they do it themselves.” These are the photos to never ever post online, for safety reasons.
Swiping at your partner during a fight
You might be in the heat of an argument and know that you’re right, but your partner’s stubborn attitude keeps him or her from giving in for at least a few more hours. You may want to get a second opinion from your pals online—to prove a point or get consolation in the moment, but resist the urge. Not only is it tacky and probably makes your friends feel some TMI vibes, but it can be incredibly hurtful to your partner and have a lasting effect on your reputation. “Never put your significant other down on social media, or talk about a fight that the two of you had or are having,” Michael explains. “When that argument is over, you may seriously regret saying anything because now people are going to have a negative impression of your partner. Just like telling your mom about the fight you had last night with your partner and then when you see mom for the holidays you wonder why she is not being nice to that person? Same applies to social media, it is not the outlet to air your arguments or dislikes about your partner.” (Asking these two questions can often stop a fight in its tracks.)