It is weird to think about how much social media can affect our lives and relationships. Everything from relationship statuses to Instagram likes and even who you tag in a meme can become an issue in your relationship. But if all you want to do is learn how to show off your girlfriend on social media, this is the feature for you.
Why do you want to show off your girlfriend on social media?
Before we even get into how, the why is mighty meaningful. If you want to show off your girlfriend because she is gorgeous and you want to share your relationship with the world and just brag about her, go for it.
If you can boost her self-esteem, make her grateful, or just show her how much she means to you publicly, then post a #WomanCrushWednesday. Rave about her.
But, if you want to show your girlfriend off on social media to make an ex or other girls jealous, step away from your phone. If you want to show her off solely because she is beautiful, check yourself.
If your reasons for wanting to show off your girlfriend on social media are anything but pure, you probably shouldn’t even be in that relationship. [Read: The good, bad, and ugly of social media and relationships]
How to show off your girlfriend on social media
For those gentlemen looking for respectful and sincere ways to show off your girlfriend on social media, you came to the right place. There are plenty of posts, comments, and pictures for you to show the world how lucky you are.
So let’s get started.
#1 #WomanCrushWednesday. Probably the most basic and easy way to show off your girlfriend on social media is this hashtag. On Wednesday post a sweet photo of her with this hashtag. Share something you love about her.
Go with something simple like “Always my #WomanCrushWednesday.” Some couples don’t like to share too much detail about their personal lives on social media, just like some couples aren’t into PDA. So keep it brief and simple. You still show off your girlfriend and how much you adore her, but you aren’t going too in depth. [Read: How to treat your girlfriend like a queen]
#2 Post what she did for you. If you want to know how to show off your girlfriend on social med the right way, posting a photo of your girlfriend is a go-to. But to make sure you show off her personality and not just her looks, share what she has done for you. You can post a photo of the cookies she made you. Tweet out that she bought you a part for your car.
Or even post about how lucky you are to have someone who is always there for you. That will mean even more to her than a photo praising her for her beauty *well, her outer beauty*. [Read: 20 ways to make your girlfriend incredibly happy]
#3 Be romantic. How do you show off your romantic side on social media? It is possible and not that difficult at all. Showing your followers, friends, and family how much you are willing to do for her is the same as showing her off.
Post a meaningful song to her profile or even make a cheesy slideshow of your photos with your song playing in the background. Sometimes words don’t even need to be said. And for those lacking in the poetic department, this is a great option.
#4 Thank her. You know how you post a Father’s Day or Mother’s Day post thanking your parents for everything they have done for you? Well, the same goes for your girlfriend.
Thank her for making you soup when you’re sick, shoveling the driveway when your back was out, or even for saying “I love you” every day. Appreciation is something so many relationships are missing. Showing it publicly means a lot.
#5 Be a cute couple. Yes, it is okay to be that nauseatingly cute couple. Yes, maybe your friends will be annoyed, but if she loves it and you love it, who cares?
Post your cutest ugly face selfies, show everyone how much fun you had on vacation. Just show off how happy you are. You deserve to scream your joy from the rooftops. [Read: 16 cute couple things every couple needs to do]
#6 Be funny. If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest posts between Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, you are missing out. This is not the method for all couples, but if you have a mean sense of humor, try it out.
Ryan and Blake will wish each other a happy birthday by posting a picture together, but with their partner’s face half cut off. Blake even shouted out Ryan with a photo of Ryan Gosling. Of course, your inside jokes and creativity will run the show, but I’m sure you’ll come up with something.
#7 Be subtle. You do not need to make a huge gesture to show off your girlfriend on social media. Something small and subtle can do the trick. She may not like things that are over the top anyway, Showing a picture of you holding hands and saying something like “it doesn’t get any better than this” is simple and sweet.
You don’t need to go all out all the time. Some women appreciate the subtle art of showing off your love for them. [Read: 12 really sweet ways to show a girl how much you love her]
#8 Let her show everyone how much you care. This may seem weird, but you can show her you care off of social media. Spoil her on her birthday or throw her a party for a promotion at work. Let her show what you did for her and that will show off not only your girlfriend but also your bond.
#9 Praise her. Just flat out praise her on your social page if you’re wondering how to show off your girlfriend on social media. Don’t beat around the bush or call her your partner in crime. Simply praise her for the amazing persons she is on your next post.
#10 Support her. Send her good luck on her job interview. Support her in her marathon running. And ask everyone to send her their best wishes as she makes a big career change. Supporting your girlfriend is one of the best ways you can show her you care.
Plus, this way you are not only showing off that you have an extraordinary girlfriend, but giving her props and supporting female empowerment.
How NOT to show off your girlfriend on social media
Yes, there are plenty of ways when it comes to knowing how to show off your girlfriend on social media, but there are also some practices to avoid. Not only may these things make others uncomfortable, but they can make your girlfriend more annoyed than grateful.
#1 Do NOT post without permission. If you know your girlfriend is super easygoing and won’t care if you post a makeup-less photo of her sleeping, by all means, go right ahead. But if you are still feeling each other out, ask her first.
You don’t have to let her know what you’re posting exactly, but ask her if she likes that picture. Also be sure she is okay with you sharing your relationship publicly. No everyone is comfortable with that.
#2 Keep things PG. Yes, I know your girlfriend is smoking hot, but just keep any photos you post of her appropriate. If she sent you something for your eyes only, keep it that way. Don’t post it on your Instagram or send it to your closest friends.
When it comes to mastering how to show off your girlfriend on social media, there is a fine line between sweet and skanky. [Read: 16 attention whore signs to watch out for]
#3 Do NOT talk about her like she is an object. Yes, some people like to be called a dime piece (AKA a ten). But scoring a woman, even as a compliment, can be degrading.
Call her beautiful and stunning. But remember that you are showing her off for more than her appearance. That is only one of the many phenomenal things about her.
#4 Do NOT share intimate details. You may think it is sweet to share the first time you slept together with all your closest and furthest friends on social media. Sometimes too much is just too much.
Some parts of your relationship should be left to the imagination. What makes intimacy so intimate is that it is the connection between you two, not a connection between you, your girlfriend, and your 800 or so social media followers. [Read: 11 things couples should seriously stop doing on social media]
#5 Do NOT complain. You may think it is endearing to share that you got in a fight over whose turn it was to take out the trash, clean the shower, or go food shopping. But that is private. Not to mention, airing your dirty laundry to the world doesn’t show how open you are.
What it does is show how petty and passive aggressive you are. Think. If your girlfriend posted a photo of your beard trimmings in the sink saying, “Look at what my boyfriend left for me today,” wouldn’t you feel a little attacked? It is a good idea to stay off social media altogether when you’re having a tiff.
[Read: A happy couple’s guide to mastering social media]
Hopefully, you now know the ins and outs of how to show off your girlfriend on social media. Which post will you go for first?
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