Courting Disaster is Jackalope Ranch's weekly column of dating horror stories, observations, how-tos, and more by Katie Johnson. Names of ex-boyfriends, past hookups, and bad blind dates have been changed to protect the guilty.
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To all the happy couples on Facebook who have polluted my news feed with one-month anniversary celebrations, public love letters, and other cheesy proclamations of your undying obsession with each other, this post is for you.
Actually it's more for the people who can't stand you. But still, I think it's worth a read for all involved parties. Since my threats to unfriend you on social media have done nothing to diminish the amount of emoji hearts and "I love you to the moon and back" memes, I'm hoping that a new study published in the academic journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin will at least persuade you to tone it down.