Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap chat and other social media platforms have become such an essential part of our daily lives. Today, how we behave on these sites, can make or break our relationships. That is why it’s becoming a constant challenge for every couple to learn the social media etiquette. So, to prevent getting in a fight with your loved one over a post or comment, consider the following rules to put some order. Make social media bring you closer and add to your relation. When a “ like “ or a cute emoji can keep you connected as a happy couple, other actions may do the opposite. Here what you need to know:
1. Relationship status. No question, updating your relationship status must be agreed on mutually. You can simply discuss it together when is the right time to go public about your relationship. If one partner changes his status to “in a relationship”, while the other partner keeps it as “single” this may raise many questions about where you stand as a couple in this relation. Also you should talk it over maturely and try to respect each other’s point of view.
2. Take it easy honey. When in a relationship, what you share together is yours only. You don’t have to share it with the world. You are not Brad and Angelina, even this couple isn’t together anymore, so stop acting like the whole world is dying to catch every detail about your happy couple life. Too much forever in love photos and posts can be a little shabby, plus many times people take as you’re trying to make up for something missing! It’s believed to be healthier for any relationship to maintain some kind of privacy.
3. Don’t post now! Never ever post anything when you’re angry, frustrated, or drunk. Airing your dirty laundry shall only make the situation more complicated. If you are fighting, posting on Facebook, or any other site, can cause irreversible damage to your relation. If you’re dying to tell someone, pick up the phone and talk to your besty.
4.The ex. As mature civilized people it should be okay to still be friends with your ex on social media. However, always put yourself in your partner’s shoes. Will the comments you exchange with your ex hurt your partner or raise jealousy? This is something important to consider. If the table is turned, and you don’t like how your partner is communicating with his/her ex on social media, then you have to make it clear but in person. You should do it cautiously and never comment on their chat in public.
5.Which photo to post? You and your partner share intimate, crazy, and sometimes embarrassing moments. Today a lot of these moments can be captured in photos. But before publishing any photo you should ask for your partner’s permission. You should agree together on what kind of photos and selfies you can share on social media. Respect your partner’s boundaries. Discuss together what photos are within your partner’s comfort level? Should you remove group pictures with your ex in it? What about intimate photos of you and your ex?
6. You’re not the school teacher. Monitoring what your partner post or comment to others is not your right. It’s his/her personality and you should accept the way he/she is. If something bothers you try to nicely give hints about it to your partner. Also faking another account to watch your partner or try to check if your partner is not playing around on social media platforms is childish. It won’t really add to your relationship. In fact, you should invest more on trust between the two of you.
7.Don’t get too social. Adding your partner’s friends to your list can be alright if you want to create a new couple social life . But always make sure that he/she doesn’t get the feeling that you’re invading his/her comfort zone. You should first ask for permission from your partner before adding their friends. At the end your don’t want your partner to get the feeling that you’re flirting with his/her friends too.
Learn when to keep things private and when to share things in public. You don’t have to give a relationship report to the world just so they can validate your happiness. Remember, the golden rule is to keep personal stuff off the internet.
Ashraf Hamdi’s ‘A Voice Note’ Returns With Another Heart-warming Story
Director/ Writer Ashraf Hamdi strikes again with the release of his latest VN14: “Only If Time Was..” and after one year of fans waiting around for another voice note, Hamdi didn’t disappoint and delivered an outstanding piece different than the others but still holds the same magic that we all fell for.
The Voice Note tells once again a love story, one that started with a spark but ended tragically, leaving us all in awe. It’s a story that shows chemistry between two but when bad timing interferes and fate gets in the way, it ends differently than one would have expected.
The Voice Note is featuring the beautiful Aya AbdelHamid and Khaled El Zommor with the voice-overs done by Hamdi and Heidy Ahmed and as usual is written, directed, edited by Hamdi. What makes it even more personalized this time, is that the entire music of the episode was composed from scratch and is courtesy of Ashraf El Ziftawi.
That was Hamdi’s first collaboration with a musical composer and he worked along Ashraf El Ziftawi for 3 months and before that they spent a year composing music for other commercials and work.
The music wasn’t the only highlight of the short film, but also the song at the end that was exclusively written and recorded for it, making the Voice Note more intriguing and special.
We spoke with Ashraf Hamdi regarding these collaborations and he told us how unusual it is for him to do such a thing but he loves collaborating with fresh, young talents and shedding the light on their work.
For those who don’t know, the Voice Note series is the creation of the brilliant Ashraf Hamdi where love stories are told through a voice note. Every Voice Note holds a story and every story was based on a meaningful inspiration.
In his stories, you can find ‘love you didn’t love’ or an experience that you relate to, or maybe a completion of a love story that you didn’t have the chance to completely live.
When asked why the VN14 took so long, his answer was simply that ‘you need to be inspired,” and we are so glad he did. He also revealed that he likes everything in the project to be very personalized, even the cast, he needs to connect with them and love them in a way.
We hope Hamdi stays inspired so we can get to witness more of his magic!
It’s Time You Walk Away When…
I hold my phone every other second, still, not a single word from him. I toss and I turn, not able to sleep, and I start to wonder, is he okay? What is he doing right now? Has he gone home safely? I’ll text and see. ‘No. Stop it. He’s fine not hearing from you.’ My overthinking begins to tell me.
Why is he okay not asking about me when I’m not? Well, maybe because this is my first sign that I should away.
1- They care less than you do
When your relationship starts getting fragile, it is important that the other person assures you that they have equal feelings. That you’re both in this together, and you will work it out, together. It should never be all on you, you shouldn’t be the only person making the effort. So stop being the quicker person to call, and stop worrying so much. Let them do the call, the texting, let them do the fixing. Because again, you’re in this together, or you’re out, you walk away.
2- They always make excuses not to meet
You want to meet up, go over things, discuss it like adults and come up with a plan, right? But it never happens, right? Because they always seem to find an excuse to get out of it, or they simply can’t do this same conversation again. They say they can’t do this fighting anymore, but when you’re fighting for your relationship, then it’s legitimate and if they can’t do it, they don’t deserve you.
3- They can’t be trusted
Relationships can lack several fundamentals, but one thing it should never lack, is trust. It is what relationships are built on, and once it is taken from the equation, the relationship falls. I’m not telling you to give up the second they do you wrong, but to earn your trust again, they should work hard for it, and this chance you are giving them, should never be taken for granted.
4- They are cold
The way they treat you is cold, the way they respond is cold, even the way they smile back at you is cold. This change in behavior can only be spotted by you, and when you start comparing their responses to the way it used to be, this is when you will get your answer.
Never allow yourself to be with someone, who just doesn’t seem to care anymore. Someone who’s keeping you, because they are being selfish, and not reasonable.
5- They exhibit an error in communication
Communication is a key to a healthy relationship, it’s important for the both of you to know that you’re standing on the same ground, that you both feel and want the same thing. It’s okay to experience some miscommunication, but what matters is for the both of you to admit having this issue; so you can work through it and get past it.
Try to allow the space for each of you to speak their minds, with no interruptions AT ALL. Listening is a key to understanding, and accepting that difference in your point of views, is another key.
I can never really tell you for sure that this is your cue to leave, because at the end, it’s not signs that you should follow, it is your intuition. So what does it tell you?
It’s Chocolate/Flower Day!
Today marks the 14th and in case you were too busy to shop the perfect gift, here’s a list of Instagram accounts and places that sell the cutest, most creative flowers and chocolates sets.
And even if you did buy a gift, flowers and chocolates are always a nice plus!
- The Batter Half& Co.
Known for their innovative desserts and customized cakes, the Batter half is making beautiful packages of desserts and flowers, basically a girl’s favorite things.
- Lariba chocolate.
The page is doing a fascinating chocolate related job, there is a variety of innovative chocolate shapes that surely will dazzle your one!
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Dazzle her with chocolate, the best way to say love on Valentine’s Day! LARIBA’s #Valentine’s_Day_Collection. #CHOCOLATE_WITH_A_CHARACTER www.eLARIBA.com #LARIBA #chocolate #LARIBAchocolate #chocolatier #Belgian_chocolate #gifts #collage #occasions #wedding #baby_shower #newborn #giveaways #celebrations #celebrities #corporate #tailored #unique #authentic #exclusive #finesse #luxury #Cairo #Egypt
- Bloom Dose.
They create an elegant mix between chocolates and flowers, the beauty is in balancing between both, and they have done it quite well.
- Box of roses.
Now, this is a personal favor, a box of perfectly set flowers that combines a vintage touch with a modern feel. And just FYI, a box of roses isn’t exclusive to a certain occasion.
They also have the famous Beauty & the Beast flower.
- Keni flower shop.
Another personal favorite thanks to the diversity of their flowers, both in types and colors.
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Forever rose – Special price 2 Days to go… Counting down the days VALENTINES DAY ❤️ #floret #blossom #roses#boxofroses #valentinegift #valentineoffer #valentineday2019 #bouquet #boxofgifts #tulips #blossom#florist #roses #redroses #foreverrose #foreverflowers #valentines #love #forher #giftforher #romance #giftforher
- Voila Dessert Shop.
They offer artistic gourmet chocolates assortment, that are both catchy to the eye and yummy for the tummy!
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Share your love with our indulgent gourmet chocolates assortment.. Happy Valentine's!! . . #voilacreations #excuisitelayers #dessert #dessertshop #voila #chocolatier #sharethelove #valentines #valentinesdesserts #redchocolates #valentines #chocolate #foodoflove #gourmetchocolate #bonbon #chocolatebox #delicious #treats #tasty #cairo #newcairo #delivery #obourcity #golfcity #obcommunity #mohandesin #mohandseen #cairoeats #egypt
Hope this list add an extra flavor to your day. Happy valentine’s and may the odds be in your favor!
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