You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.
Sending a message designed to self-destruct is like prefacing a conversation with “Can you keep a secret?” or pausing a make-out session to turn out the lights. Tawdriness is not guaranteed, but its possibility is part of the fun.

All My Exes Live in Texts: Why the Social Media Generation Never Really Breaks Up - The Cut

I don’t usually go for these culture, “the way we live now” pieces. Maybe it was because I was slightly tipsy, alone on the Boston subway when I was reading this, but i really enjoyed it.

(via rickwebb)

There’s something awkwardly truthful about this. You’d never openly admit to being ‘in touch’ with your ex, but then isn’t it strange that you know where they live or what they’re doing? It’s not harmful persay (at least not in my experience), but it’s more of an indication that we’re never truly out of touch. Your past lives on the internet long after personal social interaction does.