Think Again Thursday: Bad Relationship Advice

To provide some comic relief, I've decided to feature what I would deem absolutely, disgustingly horrible relationship advice as a weekly feature. This week's inspiration: the wonderful world of Twitter.

I've been using Twitter for about a year but just recently decided to have an account for Grad-Student GF. (You can follow me here!) To get the ball on the roll, I decided just to search around for what people were saying about relationships. Let me just say: it's a fucking Tweet disaster.

Here are a few charming 140-character or so pearls of wisdom I have uncovered:

"Guys love you more than you love them if they are serious in your relationships." 

I have no idea where this chica got this idea or why she felt the need to share it with the world, but seriously, WTF does this even mean? What does it mean for partners to love unequally--and for that to be a sign that the relationship is serious?

"Just b/c sum1 isn't Mentioned that Doesn't Mean they arnt important; The BEST Relationships R Kept Private."

Did you get that with all the Twitter talk? And what's up with all of the weird capitalization? Again, a sweeping generalization that makes me go, "WTF?" The best relationships are kept private--really? I think that depends on what kind of person you are. If I kept a relationship private, it would be because I was keeping it a secret from those closest to me, which would mean something was off. And I don't know, if someone's important, I think they just come up in conversation. That's just me.

"She never had a father at home, that's why she needs the father in you." 

Now we're looking at daddy issues as a good thing? Looking for a irreplaceable part of your life in your partner rather than dealing with the loss itself? And encouraging men to be like a father to his partner? For a statement so short, there are so many fucked up things going on. It's kind of impressive on a certain level. 

Needless to say, when it comes to relationship advice, Twitter is for humor, and that's about it. Have you come across any particularly horrible relationship advice on Twitter or elsewhere? Share it with us!


  1. Ha! The daddy issues one - lets not even go there. Seriously.

    I love the things people say sometimes, just makes me cringe. And makes me happy I can type in complete, grammatically correct sentences.

  2. I can see how some relationships are left private in some aspects. I know of bloggers who don't really talk about their relationships because of personal reasons...but I definitely agree with what you're saying as well. If you feel a need to hide your relationship, then there's issues there.

    And, hello, I'm the poster child for daddy's issues but even I know that having a man isn't going to take care of those. (And that tweet creeped me out, I have to say!)

  3. Twitter. HA! Always a gem of wisdom.

  4. Glad I'm not alone in thinking this crap is wackadoodle! If you find any other gems, send 'em my way as I'm thinking this could be a regular feature.

  5. You have no idea how many guys I've met who have asked me about my relationship with my father! Once I tell them it was a little strained, they run! C'mon boys, I'm not looking for you to replace my dad, no need to get scared. Good luck in finding a woman who didn't have a few issues with her dad. Ughh... men!