Would You Ask Your S.O. to Delete Photos of Their Ex from Social Media?



1. “Keeping up pictures of your ex is weird. If a guy I’m dating still has pictures up of his ex, that would mean to me that he’s not over her and is still holding on hope that he has feelings for her. If you got divorced, you wouldn’t still have your wedding portraits hung up all over the house, so there’s no reason to keep those photos up on Instagram for the whole world to see.”-Lauren*, 24


2. “I’ll admit that it’s convenient to scroll through a guy’s page to see what his ex looked like and what their relationship was like out of curiosity, but if you’re actually seriously dating, I think it’s weird to have photos still up with your ex. If we were actually exclusive, I would definitely want those photos deleted, and I would do the same.”-Christine*, 27




1. “I am very strongly against asking anyone to delete these kinds of photos. For many people, social media is a virtual photo album and can be legitimately the only place their photos are ever stored. To ask them to delete that is like asking them to delete huge chunks of their life and memories forever.”-Sarah, 30


2. “I definitely do not think it is OK to tell your partner to delete any photos. I feel like a better way would be asking them why they still feel the need to have their photos on their feed, and expressing the reasons why it upsets you. Straight up telling someone to delete photos doesn’t address the actual issues of why you’re upset, or why they still have them up, and could just make the situation worse.”-Kyra, 22