Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum Make Major New Relationship Misstep

bachelorette JP Rosenbaum Ashley HEbertOkay, I get that people dig the new Bachelorette coupling of Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. And judging from what I've seen, they are seriously cute together. But they're slowly crossing that fine line between adorbs and annoying, thanks to all of their online flirting. Oh yes, haven't you been following? J.P. (a Twitter novice, who tweeted for the first time only a couple of days ago) has been writing mushy, gushy tweets about his new fiance. And the two of them are bantering back and forth on Twitter, sharing links to baby photos ("Look at that smile!!! Love you boo!”). Aaaaaawwww or BLECH?

I think I'm on Team BLECH. Not because I don't think it's awesome to see two people so happy and so in love, but ... Question: Is Twitter really the BEST place to declare your affections and flirt with your significant other? A. No. It is not. 

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And, alright, at least it's Hebert and Rosenbaum's JOB to entertain the masses with their romance. Regular people don't have any excuse. You know what I'm talking about. Everyone has friends or friends of friends doing it on Twitter and Facebook and soon, I'm sure, Google+. Baby-talky wall posts, mounds of keyboard hearts, ongoing conversations after a status update filled with a husband and wife "liking" one another's mush-fest posts. I'm not talking about the occasional "I miss you, can't wait for you to come home!" or "See you later, sweetie!" or "I love my wife!" status update, written appropriately on the couple's wedding anniversary. I mean having your personal relationship business play out over social networks, for all the world (Twitter) to see or even just your 500 "closest" Facebook "friends." 

Most lovey-dovey communication -- like overt flirtation, horny messages, sweet nothings etc. -- is meant to boost intimacy. So, it should be kept private, as in shared just between two people in a relationship ... ideally in person, over the phone, or Skype/Face-Time one-on-one. Sharing those words with everyone on the Internet just cheapens their effect. Not to mention that it makes a couple look like they're a.) insecure, b.) starving for attention, c.) egomaniacs, or d.) stuck in junior high, aka all of the above.

In short, if a couple needs web PDA to validate their relationship communicate with one another, I can't help but think they're headed for a relationship fail. Of course we don't want that to be the case for Ashley and J.P.! So hopefully, the two social media-savvy lovebirds will soon be keeping most of their sweet nothings to themselves.

How do you feel about Internet PDA?

 

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