Your newfound love is everything you hoped for in a guy: smart, funny, cute, kind…the list goes on. Of course, you want to show him off and tell your closest friends how amazing he is. Although they want to be supportive, gushing too much about your special guy may have your friends going from being ecstatic to being annoyed and avoiding you like you have mono. Here’s your guide to knowing what to tell others and what to keep to yourself.
The Little Things
Yes, it’s adorable, but do your friends really need to know how it’s oh-so-cute that your new guy hates carrots, or how he always includes a winky face in his texts? A little bit of gushi
It’s great to be excited, but you don’t want to make anyone feel lonely or nauseated.
If you’re happy in your relationship, that’s wonderful! Feel free to post some couple pictures, or write a status or two about picnicking in Purcell Park. If you’ve been dating for a while, it’s perfectly OK to have a profile picture of the two of you. Just be sure that you’re still your own person—don’t put up 500 pictures of you two making kissy faces or post on each other’s walls every ten seconds. The world does not want to see that!
The Big Things
Whether you’ve had a major argument or a scary Plan-B experience, you need to talk it out with someone who cares. Leave things like this to one or two close friends or an understanding family member. Even if all of your acquaintances would understand, it’s still best to keep the situation relatively private. The last thing you want is advice coming from a thousand directions—or worse, people gossiping. If your friend’s advice just isn’t cutting it, try going to Varner House for their services; it’s not crazy to ask for a listening ear.
Sometimes it’s nice to talk with your friends about guys, but if you are seeing one too many eye rolls, it’s time to call it quits for a while. Use your best judgment, collegiettes!