Having a strong Instagram game doesn't come easily, and there's no how-to manual to Insta the right way. Although we do wish it came with a do’s and don’ts list. Even though we may not be the best at ‘grammin, we are really good at judging the way others do it. You can probably scroll through your feed right now and find some great grams and some cringeworthy ones.
Some of the finest cringeworthy moments are most likely going to be related to couple grams. You know what they say, the couple that Instagrams together…annoys people together. Okay, I know I sound harsh. I’m not saying you can’t post an “awe” inspiring kissing photo or a shot of you two on a romantic getaway, but there are lines that shouldn’t be crossed.
How do you know when you’ve crossed that unspoken Instagram line? How do you know when you’ve made someone do the unthinkable. . . unfollow you?
Here is a list of all the things that good couples never do on Instagram. Take a page from their book, or better yet, feed.
They Don’t Hashtag Overload
One #WCW is enough, but if you are women crush Wednesday’ing every Wednesday, you’ve gone too far. We get it, your boyfriend is your crush. We don’t need to be bombarded with this every Monday and Wednesday. I already don’t love Mondays anyway, so please give me a break.
They Don’t Showcase All Their Flowers
Where have all the flowers gone? Oh wait, they're all on your Instagram. Listen, if I got flowers, I would also want to shout it from the rooftop. But now you’re making everyone else upset they didn’t get flowers and causing arguments between other couples.
They Don’t Only Selfie Together
Selfies can be annoying in general, but add in a couple and it’s taken to another level. One couple selfie, but if the only pictures you post of you two are selfies, you need to take a look in the mirror. And no, I don’t mean a mirror selfie…
They Don’t Write Crazy Long Captions
Save your long love poems for writing love letters, not typing onto Instagram. A cute comment here and there is fine, but long lovey-dovey captions should probably be kept private.
They Don’t Instagram Their Text Messages
Unless you and your boo are hilarious texters, I don’t need to see the sweet things you say to one another via text. Send those to your mom, not your Instagram followers. If you need to show the world how cute you guys are, even in text, me thinks thou doth post too much.
They Don’t Post Sleeping Pictures
Can we once and for all put an end to pictures of one another sleeping? I am going to put it on the list with ordinary food pics. Unless you’re trying to put me to sleep, I don't need to see pictures of your boyfriend/girlfriend sleeping. Furthermore, if you post a picture of you two “sleeping,” you’re basically asking for it.
They Save Their Pet Names For Private Times
Most couples have pet names for one another. But most couples don’t share their disgustingly cute names with the whole world. I don’t need to know my neighbor calls her boyfriend “tubba wubba” or that your boo is also your “shmoopie.” Some names are meant to stay behind closed doors.
They Don’t Get Overly Intimate
Some things should remain private. This includes those intimate times between you and your lover. Your girlfriend’s lingerie is probably just meant for your eyes only. And those sensual kisses are meant for your lips only. Cue the eye rolling if you decide to post overly intimate photos of you and your mate. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.
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