Exes—good or bad—leave lasting impressions. So much, they come up in random conversations with friends, memes circulate thanks to experiences shared with them and daggers are thrown when reflecting on some of those who we’ve entertained romantically at one point or another.
And when you combine the topic of love and relationships—exes in particular—with social media, all types of “in my feelings” posts erupt.
And that’s exactly what is going on via Twitter at the moment. If you search, #TipsForDatingMyEx, you’ll see all kinds of tweets from people reminiscing on the EX-perience:
#TipsForDatingMyEx start searching for a therapist.
— Crystal Essex (@essex_crystal) March 22, 2017
#TipsForDatingMyEx make sure you have have time to waste. Like years you plan on doing nothing.Cause he’ll take all of them then just leave
— Amaniiii (@_brokenprincess) March 22, 2017
#TipsForDatingMyEx Get your credit card out. You’ll be paying for everything
— Michelle Foland (@foland_michelle) March 22, 2017
#TipsForDatingMyEx cheat first. 😂😂😂
— millio (@01Kumille) March 22, 2017
#TipsForDatingMyEx he doesn’t know how to cut off his exs so have fun with that
— Jenni (@Forever_Jennii) March 22, 2017
#TipsForDatingMyEx runnnnnnn bitch😂
— 19. (@nishaaaaa_) March 22, 2017
While most of the posts appear to be negative (and perhaps honest) in reflection, there were a few from folks who owned up to their mistakes regarding their past relationships, while others praised their former lovers.
#tipsfordatingmyex she’s very perfect and she deserves the world.
— HectorHuncho. (@HectorLowks) March 22, 2017
He’s not a liar or cheater, and should be treated like a King. His love is endless and has no boundaries. The best 4 yrs!
— ✨Marcellia Stewart✨ (@ElliaStewart) March 22, 2017
I legit don’t have an ex I wouldn’t recommend to someone else. I’ve been blessed. #TipsForDatingMyEx
— Geeosyncrasy (@GarethLindo) March 22, 2017
While #TipsForDatingMyEx has a blend of humor, seriousness, bitterness and great reflection, one thing we all can conclude is that exes help shape who we are in relationships. Whether their mark on you is positive or negative is certainly up to you.