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Ex girlfriends on facebook, keep or get rid?

That must have happened to you, but now I have a fair amount of ex girlfriends in my facebook contacts.

What should I do with that?
Quite frankly, you always have that strange reaction when you see such a well known face in your contact… The good thing is that you don’t have to look falsely ecstatic when meeting her back. “Oh how are you doing? Great! Oh You are moving in with your new boyfriend! That’s great news! You can’t know how thrilled I am”. And you keep on babbling until you find a way out for a “meeting with friends” but it was nice seeing her, you say it would be nice having a drink…

Until you realize that should not be something you should wonder about.

With facebook, you can track everything in you mini-feed without even asking for it.
Why do they tell you that your ex-girlfriend is listed as single again.
another one got married. You see her husband’s page. You see posts of his ex girlfriends on his wall posts.
Your insane stalking goes on, and you want to know EVERYTHING. Another ex did not know how to set her visibility setting, and without knowing, she could also be tracked without being in anyone’s contact, but suscribing to the wrong network.

And you hate to see one of them putting you in the limited profile list.

You wonder what kind of past experience your girlfriend has.
So you keep looking at her wall posts, draw social graphs, to see specific group of friends and try to understand how they met and how long they stayed.

Well, that could be a good facebook app: rate my ex.
You display picture of your ex, and you ask people to rate them.

Pheww. Sorry, just a moment of insanity.
Of course, I really never did that, because I don’t have time for that.
But a twisted mind would.

Careful about your visibility.

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4 Comments to "Ex girlfriends on facebook, keep or get rid?"

  1. Arafat Kazi's Gravatar Arafat Kazi
    June 21, 2009 - 6:24 pm | Permalink

    you don't sound like the kind of guy who has ex girlfriends.

  2. Vinh's Gravatar Vinh
    June 22, 2009 - 3:49 am | Permalink

    You sound bitter, have you just been dumped?

  3. Xavi's Gravatar Xavi
    June 22, 2009 - 9:35 pm | Permalink

    I had a good laugh with your comments. Still, havn't solved my doubts keep or get rid? I am married now. I'm not adding ex-girl friends as friends but if they add me… What would you do? say no, ignore them…?

  4. Vinh's Gravatar Vinh
    June 22, 2009 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Well, I guess good communication solves a lot. Talking casually with your wife about that is best, and she might even want your ex to know what they've missed out and what a great woman you're with now :)

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