Decoding your DP: A picture can speak a thousand words
Showing off your coupledom on social media with cozy, and sometimes crazy, display pictures? Hold on… that one pose says a lot about your relationship.
When one partner puts his or her arm over the shoulder of the other, it makes for a pretty picture. But, behind the scenes, it may not be so rosy. This type of picture suggests that the guy (it's usually the man) is dominating and perhaps just a wee bit insecure, with his this-is-my-woman gesture. A safer and cuter pose would be to hold her waist.
Sticking out tongues, posing in a karate move or just photobombing their partner's picture, this couple is all about one thing: Fun. Their picture shows that they don't take their relationship too seriously and that they have a good bond, even if others may not get it. But, too many of the same tongue-sticking-out pictures will get on anyone's nerves, so keep your trap shut on occasion.
His head is buried in her neck while she gazes intently at the camera — no smile in sight or she's grabbing his butt with a cheeky grin. We all know the picture and no, we're not impressed. Wow, you're in love. Good for you, but this oversharing is too much for social media. And it shows that as a couple, while you may be sexy, you are also a little fake and together to keep up appearances.
This type of picture is popular with couples and is one of the sweetest ways of showing you are in a relationship. The side hug shows that you are equals in the relationship with no one's body language dominating. Relaxed shoulders and a wide grin reinforce your bond. However, watch out if you're doing all the hugging. Your partner may not be as in love with you as you think.
Who's that girl?
Are you not even in your own display picture? Is your main DP on social media your better half? You may think that's what couples do when they are in love but it actually shows that you have lost all sense of self and define yourself by your relationship. Other people find it tacky and frankly, confusing. They will think twice about dropping you a post or message.