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Ask Amy: Dating is tough; social media makes it tougher

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I am a 45-year-old divorced woman with a fairly active social media presence.

After my divorce, I dated someone with no social media, so it was easy.

After that ended, I met someone through a friend. He immediately suggested that we connect on Facebook.

We've been out quite a few times and it's been great, but he's dating other people. That’s fine – and I’m open to seeing other people, too.

I'm not even sure of my feelings for him, but seeing posts about his various dates and his active social life makes me uncomfortable.

I can tell who else he's dating from his posts.


It makes me curious and jealous in a way that I don't like.

What do people these days do about social media when they're dating, but not settled?

Should I mute him? Not connect with people on social media until the relationship is serious?

I know people talk about social media being toxic to teenagers, but I think the age range should be extended!


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