While a new relationship can be very exciting, there is some housekeeping that you need to make sure is taken care of. So, remember these 5 things you should do after you start a new relationship:
1. Delete Online Dating Profiles
When you start a new relationship, you stop going on your online dating websites, but do you delete your online dating profile and account? What if your new boyfriend or someone who knows you and your boyfriend sees your profile and wrongly assumes that you are still active on the dating site?
You can definitely give the wrong impression by keeping an online dating profile while you’re in a relationship. It’s not enough to just stop going on a dating site, show your relationship the respect it deserves and delete your online dating profiles!
2. Delete Unnecessary Phone Numbers
Once you’ve started your blissful new relationship, it’s important that you delete your ex’s phone number and your hook up buddy’s phone number. You’re in a new relationship now so you don’t need these numbers anymore, let them go!
3. Delete Unnecessary Social Media “Friends”
Just like you need to get rid of the phone numbers you should no longer have, you also need to unfriend, unfollow, and disconnect with your exes and hook up buddies on all your social media. This includes every ex and any other guy you know you shouldn’t be talking to!
If you respect your relationship and genuinely want to have a future with the man you’re dating, then separate yourself from your exes and hook up buddies on Facebook and all your other social media.
4. Tell Your Friends & Family
Share the great news of your new relationship with your family and friends. The people closest to you shouldn’t have to learn about your new relationship months down the line or find out through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
You especially need to tell your friends you’re in a new relationship if they’re known for trying to set you up on dates. You don’t want your friends disrespecting your new boyfriend by trying to set you up with someone else.
So, don’t just run off into the night with your new relationship, show your family and friends that you still care by keeping them in the loop!
5. Say Goodbye
Once you start a new relationship, it’s time to say goodbye to your bad single girl habits. For example, it’s no longer okay for you to spend every weekend at “the club.” Of course, you can still go out to a club every once in a while with your friends, but you can’t make a habit of this.
Don’t let the excitement of your new relationship keep you from “cleaning house.” It would be a shame if one of these 5 things created an unnecessary problem with your new boyfriend.
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Till Next Time,
I used to believe all this, but so many people think it’s nuts. They stay “friends” with everyone forever and keep piling up contacts. If you suggest to a new man that you both delete your dating site profiles, he thinks you’re a kook. Well, I don’t date anymore anyway, but I still like reading you! 🙂
You’re right that some people think this is nuts, but they also won’t acknowledge how these things can negatively affect their relationships. If a man is unwilling to delete his online dating profile, he’s not genuinely interested in being exclusive.
I’m so glad you still enjoy reading my blog and thanks for sharing your thoughts!!
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