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Peppasavedmylife Tue 11-Nov-14 20:34:53

I may be a dinosaur, but why do so many people I know on FB wish their partner, who they live with and see every day, happy birthday etc on their public walls? Usually with lots of lovey dovey stuff and nicknames...my db did this to his wife recently and I know that they were both in their living room at the time of him posting, and her replying. Is it an attention/insecurity thing, or am I just too private/boring?!

Yama Tue 11-Nov-14 20:38:50

My big brother does it too.

Every person who does it reinforces my sense of self-awareness. So, I love the Facebook Datenight Crew.

Yama Tue 11-Nov-14 20:39:31

As, I don't do it. Hope I made that clear.

Peppasavedmylife Tue 11-Nov-14 20:42:37

Ha! I like that approach.

Redcoats Tue 11-Nov-14 20:42:45

I find this kind of thing a bit odd. Same as 'happy 1st birthday to my little princess'. They can't see it so why?

Cauliflowersneeze1 Tue 11-Nov-14 20:43:07

I know, this drives me mad

It's the most wankerish thing on FB apart from ' share if you love your darling daughter / son ' crap

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Tue 11-Nov-14 20:43:07

Sometimes people aren't actually with their partner.

They have jobs and stuff. I've recently used FB to send DP a picture. He's at work, I'm home.

Delete them if you don't like it. No biggie.

My exH and his new wife, the OW, do this a lot, or so my DS tells me. (They aren't my FB friends!) I'm delighted that they do ths as I've always hated it. wink They also post pictures of their tea with om nom nom! grin

Cauliflowersneeze1 Tue 11-Nov-14 20:44:43

king OP is talking about when they are in the same house

It's vomit inducing

Myearhurts Tue 11-Nov-14 20:45:57

I think a few people started doing it and then everyone else felt pressure to do the same. You don't want to be the only one of your friends who hasn't wished your husband a happy birthday!

I do cringe slightly about it though. I knew a couple who were all over each other on Facebook, super sloppy pictures, messages and everything. They had a spectacularly awful break up after only a couple of months.

Ever since then I've always had a nagging doubt at the back of my mind that couples who do that are over compensating.

Redcoats Tue 11-Nov-14 20:46:46

KingJoffrey - even if you aren't with your DH would you really wish them a happy birthday through Facebook?

(I do the sharing pics though. Sending pics by text costs me whereas putting in FB is free).

The OW also posted 'Best father in the world' on Father's day because the DC forgot/didn't bother with a card Hee hee!

Bearbehind Tue 11-Nov-14 20:48:21

It is tedious in the extreme.

I recently saw one asking what the other wanted to eat that night- and they were in the sane feckin house at the time!

CaptainAnkles Tue 11-Nov-14 20:48:40

It has an air of protesting too much

Hedgehogging Tue 11-Nov-14 20:49:00

Absolute attention seeking puke. Along with probably 97.3% of everything else on Facebook.

CocktailQueen Tue 11-Nov-14 20:49:20

Ha - they did that when in the same room! That's crazy! Dh not on facebook so no point in me doing that.

Lucylouby Tue 11-Nov-14 20:50:27

I know a couple who have whole conversations with each other on Facebook while they are in the same house. They will be sitting in different rooms of the house, on their own iPads, publicly talking to each other. Sit in the same room and chat like the rest of us do or at least have your conversations on messenger so it's private. It's weird.

Callmeacuntifyouwant Tue 11-Nov-14 20:50:28

I think some use it as a diary type thing, who knows when little prinny is grown up she can go back and look at her parents FB walls and see things, like a digital journal?

Wouldn't it be nice to look at if parents ever passed away?

Maybe it's to remind other people on FB in case they forgot? Maybe it's just something to make them smile? I'm pretty sure anyone who does it doesn't substitute it for saying happy birthday to their faces if they see them on the day.

dexter73 Tue 11-Nov-14 20:51:25

I agree with you. My cousin posted a picture with 're-post this if you are against child abuse'. I nearly wanted to post on it that I must be all for child abuse because I hadn't re-posted it!

CSIJanner Tue 11-Nov-14 20:51:33

I had one this evening with someone posing in just a t-shirt and school marm glasses, asking her DH if he fancied skiving off work for a quickie

looks for the vomit bucket emicon

Mrsstarlord Tue 11-Nov-14 20:51:48

I do it, don't like it? Block it!

We don't send lovey dovey messages but take the mickey out of each other by sending daft messages and waiting for the other one to notice. I also wished him happy birthday - didn't realise it was so troublesome hmm

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Tue 11-Nov-14 20:52:41

waterfordwhispersnews.com/2013/09/26/couple-fooling-absolutely-everybody-with-public-displays-of-affection-on-facebook

This might make you laugh (I hate it too). But I love Waterford Whispers.

SaucyJackOLantern Tue 11-Nov-14 20:52:50

I've got someone on my Flist who posts usual daily text message-type stuff onto her husband's wall when he's at work. As in; can you get X from Tesco on your way home or did you ring the plumber about the tap.

We get it. You're married. Congratulations.

dexter73 Tue 11-Nov-14 20:53:35

I had one this evening with someone posing in just a t-shirt and school marm glasses, asking her DH if he fancied skiving off work for a quickie

Is this not what texting is ideal for? Why make it public? Or there is also the private message function.

Poolbirthx2 Tue 11-Nov-14 20:54:41

Yep its weird - ive got a couple on my fb who constantly write 'love you', 'love you too'!! sick face

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