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7 Good Reasons to Unfriend People on Facebook

1. SHE IS EXTREMELY SELF-ABSORBED

A bit of bragging is one thing, but your virtual pal shouldn’t be tooting her own horn every five seconds. One of my college acquaintances used to flood my feed with her incessant ramblings about how she dieted her way down to a size 2. She even threw photos of trees into the mix. That’s right: I would be forced to stare at trees while eating lunch at my desk. Though I hid her posts, my group of gals couldn’t stop talking about how incredibly annoying these random musings were. And that’s when I washed my hands of the mess for good.

2. SHE’S A TERRIBLE FRIEND

One good reason to unfriend someone on Facebook is if she’s a toxic pal. You don’t want a “friend” –virtual or otherwise– who puts you down because of your size, appearance, book smarts, etc. So, the next time she makes a backhanded compliment, unfriend her and never look back.

3. YOU’VE ONLY MET HER ONCE

Another great reason to unfriend someone on Facebook is if you don’t actually know her. We all hit events and make small talk with random strangers. Sometimes, it leads to that awkward friend request the next morning and subsequent “let’s chill sometime” wall posts. If you haven’t actually “chilled” after a few chats, it’s time to ditch your new acquaintance and move on. You’ll breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the back-and-forth is over.

4. SHE’S A POLITICAL FANATIC

As a woman who dates women, it’s difficult not to get caught up in political showdowns –especially during election season! And while I avoid attacking those who do not share my political beliefs, I can’t say the same for everyone else. You have no obligation to feel upset by a friend’s impassioned rants when you just want to look at pictures of kittens. P.S.: Your bud is probably too engrossed in Fox News’ latest segment to notice that you unfriended her.

5. SHE TRIES TO CONVERT YOU

An excellent reason to unfriend someone on Facebook is if she attempts to push her religious beliefs onto you. If you’re Jewish and she’s a devout Christian, there’s no reason not to become BFFs –unless she demands you attend Sunday services with her. When I was a young teen, this happened to me (not over Facebook, but it was just as creepy). Threatened with hellfire and the prospect of no dessert at a sleepover, I had to beg God for forgiveness of my “sins”. Don’t let this happen to you: unfriend, unfriend, unfriend!

6. EVERY POST ALLUDES TO HER EX/EX-BFF

It’s one thing to post a Taylor Swift song every now and then after going through a tough breakup. But it’s another thing entirely to trash an ex without referencing his name (like we don’t already know). So, if you’re feeling embarrassed FOR her, unfriend her on Facebook but offer up some real-life support. Movie night, anyone?

7. SHE FOLLOWS YOUR EVERY MOVE!

One last reason to unfriend someone on Facebook is if she’s a gossipy relative who obsessively stalks you –and reports everything back to your ‘rents. Saying “Happy Birthday” every year is sweet; telling mom and dad about your Friday night shenanigans is not.

These are the top 7 reasons to unfriend someone on Facebook. Have you noticed any of these behaviors in your virtual friends? Do you have anything to add to my list?

Source – All Women Stalk

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