Online Relationships

7 Things You Should Never Do in Online Relationships

In Dating, Dating Advice for Men, Dating Advice for Women by Interconnected Lives

#3: Send an Abundance Of ‘Dick Pics’

This is…yet another reason why a little mystery in online relationships can go a long way.

Sharing things with one another is one of the best parts of any relationship.  In online relationships, that need to share takes on a whole new light, as with the advent of the Internet, email, and especially social media, sharing isn’t just caring anymore—for millions of Millennials, for better or worse, it’s a way of life.

When you Like, Share or Retweet something, you’re not just keeping a relationship with a friend alive, or maybe showing your support for a cause, but making as close to an actual, tangible difference as can be measured in social media.

That being said, just because you can share something DOESN’T mean you should, and that’s especially true when it comes to the new phenomenon, yes, ‘dick pics.’  In one sense, these really aren’t anything new—mankind’s been creating and sharing images of the human genitalia for as long as it has had the capacity to create period—but with the advent of Snapchat, they are becoming more and more ubiquitous.

And more often than not, they’re a lose-lose.

Either your prospective partner’s going to be offended, freaked out, or both as a result of your sending an unsolicited ‘dick pic,’ or, on the off-chance it’s a hit…well, now what?  You’ve played your trump card a bit too soon.

Like private nudes, ‘dick pics’ are best shared between couples mutually and consensually.  Simply bombarding someone with unrequested ‘dick pics’ is a good way to come up short in online relationships.