There is always a good time and a bad time for everything. To friend or not to friend someone on Facebook when new relationships have been formed depends on who is adding who. Facebook has now been a hit for the last five years. It has become a common ground to meet and greet people online.
The etiquette is the acceptable conduct
Just like any other avenue where people bump into each other, there is an acceptable conduct that people are expected to comply to in order to maintain a harmonious relationship. When those expectations are broken, what starts as a silent war can develop into global chaos among Facebook connections. Below are some good and bad times to friend someone on Facebook, when a new romantic relationship has been formed.
When it is a bad time to friend someone on Facebook
When you get into a romantic relationship but are not yet married and an ex of your partner tried to add you. What for? So much can happen when there is a third person who has been involved in the past and wants to still be involved in your future.
Do not add known people who will envy your relationship especially when you are still unsure of yourself that you will make it to the altar. In other words, you are still testing the waters. You do not want additional trials at the moment.
Do not add your exes, especially when you are not yet married. It will only give more problems to you and your partner as well.
Do not add any of the friends of your exes who are not even your personal friends. If they request to add you, ignore them. They only want to know what is going on with you and report it to your exes. There is no need to be updated.
If your exes are your Facebook friends since before you got engaged to your new partner, delete them from your list and when they try to add you again, do not accept the request but ignore them.
Do not add anyone who has envy for you. Whatever may be the reason, he or she has nothing to do with your current love interest and it will neither be a healthy relationship nor beneficial to your growth. You will only attract negative vibes on your wall.
Do not add your own boyfriend or girlfriend unless you are sure of your relationship. In case you break up, then get ready to take the questioning eyes of other people.
If you are the ex, do not hang on to a relationship that is over. Do not even pry into the new love life of your ex. Move on and make your own.
When it is a good time to friend someone on Facebook
When you get married, it is all right to tell everyone, after all, now you are bound by legal means. You can add anyone you like to add.
When you confirmed to yourself that you are a couple and that you have agreed to let everyone know so as to tell the exes and the wannabes that you have finally taken each other. In short, you want to brag about your relationship to the world. But, be prepared for the worst, just in case, for some reason, you break up, you can take the blow.
When you are married and an ex of your spouse tried to befriend you, unless you see a threat that he/she has the tendency to pull your spouse away from you despite your marriage. Trust is the only issue here.
If you are the ex and you found out your old lover is married, you can request to be added, only if you mean it in a good way and are ready to put the past behind.
Facebook has been a normal social medium for most internet savvy people, oftentimes befriending or accepting as friends who are not even personal friends. When it comes to a romantic relationship, though, there is a certain conduct that ought to be followed in the name of peace and respect. Know when you can or cannot, should or should not, add someone as a friend with regard to a new romantic relationship.