Lesbian dating in the age of social media

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“When you check us into Bed, Bath and Beyond on Facebook, it makes me feel so close to you,” is one thing you will never hear me say. (“It’s not heavy, I’ll carry it—” that’s another.) I’m hypocritically delighted that my significant other is not on Facebook. This leaves me free to post status updates that make me out to be alternately charmingly flustered, self-deprecatingly witty, and wisely determined. Still, several years in, if she suddenly felt driven to trade Facebook comments with her former neighbor’s piano teacher’s softball coach, I could adjust. But I doubt I could cope with the social media static my single friends seem to take in stride.

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