Advice: Public vs. Private Relationships

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We think private relationships are better, but make sure you know the difference between privacy and secrecy.

Brianna Young and BJ Gibbs

Would you rather be in a private relationship or a public relationship?

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Dear Blue and Gold Gazette,

Do you think it’s better to have private/lowkey relationship or a public one?

By a “public relationship” do you mean a relationship that is based off social media? A public relationship to me is when you and your partner are making everything inside your relationship known to people outside your relationship. When you’re in a public relationship, you are allowing other people to interfere with what you have going on. In my opinion, in our generation, it is better to have a private, or lowkey, relationship. Learn your partner’s weaknesses, learn their habits, and learn WHO THEY ARE. Basically build a bond with your partner so that nothing can affect you guys when you are officially “popped out”. However, let me clarify– a lowkey or private relationship does not necessarily mean a secret relationship. A secret relationship is hiding your partner from everything. A private relationship is when others know YOU ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP, outsiders know not to overstep their boundaries, and all your ups and downs are dealt with in private.  We live a lot of our lives on social media. In a private relationship, it is okay to post your significant other but it is not okay to post minor details about the things going on inside or outside the relationship. A private relationship builds trust, loyalty, and respect.