It's becoming all too common for relationships to be more about being "Facebook official" rather than being in the relationship itself. For Millennials, it’s understandable that it can be quite tough to set down the phone and live away from the continually streaming updates. But to be successful in any relationship, you have to be face-to-face — not face-to-screen. Check out these five tips for syncing up offline with the one you love:
1. When you go out together, it’s almost impossible to leave your phone at home, but give it a shot. See what happens when there isn't that extra distraction on your date.
2. Stop saying, “I Love You” on every social platform, every day. If you feel the need to post those three precious words on a public forum often, then are you saying it enough in person? Do you really mean them?
3. This goes to say don't post all of your feelings— good or bad. Social networking sites are not the place to hash out your problems. Meet up and talk or at least give each other a call. Avoid texting, too. The more personal you can be regardless of the situation, the better.
4. Just because Facebook notes you as being “in a relationship,” doesn't mean you have to share everything. Some things are even more special when they aren't blasted to every person you know, like your first kiss or celebrating your anniversary.
5. Lastly, if you find yourself or your partner using social media to flirt or talk to others, then seriously think and reconsider your offline relationship. If you or your partner is truly happy in the relationship, you won’t be seeking out these opportunities.