The Pros and Cons of Breaking Up in a World Run By Social Media

Con: You will accidentally black out and "like" his 200th tagged picture, and he'll get the update to his computer. And his tablet. And his phone.

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1. Pro: He'll inevitably see every incredible, sexy, happy post-breakup picture you upload.

Con: He'll also see that unfortunate picture your friend enemy posted of you with lipstick all over your face last night.

2. Pro: You can chat with new boys on Tinder!

Con: 
You can run into him on Tinder.

3. Pro: You get to change your relationship status so new suitors know you're single and ready to mingle.

Con: You have to change your relationship status and subsequently update everyone in your newsfeed of your heartbreak.

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4. Pro: He'll know when you've found someone new.

Con: You'll know when he's found someone new.

5. Pro: You can click through all his old pictures where he looks terrible and feel satisfied (and evil).

Con: You can also accidentally black out and "like" his 200th tagged picture, and he'll get the update to his computer. And his tablet. And his phone.

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6. Pro: Now that you're not there to style him, his outfits suck. And you can see every single one.

Con: Though you can very easily write his name as your status, instead of in the search bar (#beenthere).

7. Pro: When he checks in on FourSquare on Saturday night, you know where not to go.

Con: You're now the girl forcing all your friends to change their plans to avoid him.

Hallie Gould

Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.