“If You Have a Heart…”
Basically, if there’s a post that’s emotional blackmail leave it alone. Don’t retweet. Don’t share, reblog, or repost. Ignore it. Sure, women cover their walls with “1 share = $1” gimmicky crap, but that doesn’t mean that you get to. Men are supposed to be the rational ones when it comes to cheap emotional manipulation. It’s the double standard: when a woman does that, she’s sweet to care. When a man does it, everyone wonders how you could ever believe that stuff. You might think you’re getting on her good side, but you’re just making it harder for future you to score.
“Picking up my dress slacks!! #fancy #cleanclothes” – at the drycleaners, feeling accomplished.
You should be using your social media to paint the best picture of your life possible. If going to the drycleaners was the highlight of your weekend, don’t update about it. Only check in at cool places. Only update when you have something brag-worthy to casually post about. Don’t chronicle every boring thing you do, and she’ll think that you never do boring things. Your social media profile should be like a sales pitch or a resume. Don’t include anything that makes you look bad or boring. Fill it up with exciting stuff. If you’re not doing exciting stuff in the course of your week, that’s a hint that you should branch out more so you’ll have something to report.
“Some people should just be grateful for what they have…” and “wow that was really classy, way to go,” are some of the most annoying things to see on someone’s feed. No matter who the person is and no matter whom you’re talking about, it’s natural for every person looking at your feed to wonder if it’s about them. The women you friend or follow shouldn’t spend all her time wondering if you secretly hate them. Keep it positive; if you need to vent, make yourself a secret account about that.
In general, keep your social media upbeat and exciting. Market yourself as a great guy having a lot of fun all the time. Then see if what you’re about to post fits that image. No bold adventurer whines on social media about his bus breaking down, so keep that to yourself. On the other hand, if you just sprinted the last ten blocks to work because your bus broke down and you made a new record time, that’s the kind of thing that you can safely brag about.