“There’s no harm in accepting a friend request on Facebook after a one-night stand or hookup,” Gaché says. After about a month’s time, if you are uncomfortable with the idea of maintaining communication via social media, you can always unfriend them.”Alford, on the other hand, thinks it’s totally fine to ignore a friend request from a hookup.“Everyone has her own policy regarding who she friends — some people are profligate, and include their yoga teacher and the stranger who found their wallet in the mens bathroom urinal; others are selective, and want to have shared a workplace or a gene pool with you,” Alford says.I wouldn't advise it even during the early stages of dating — you’ll only look at [their] face and be reminded of the awkward 90-second silence during your first date, and how [they] listed all [their] siblings twice in conversation.”Gaché thinks that it’s best to avoid all social media of a hookup because, well, it kind of ruins the magic.(This has totally happened to me, by the way.) “The purpose of a hookup or one-night stand is just that — a passionate 24 hours and then a disappearing act,” Gaché tells Bustle.Users of the dating app will be able to browse events near them, check out profiles of other users attending those events and chat privately with people they're interested in.
Alford says: It’s nasty to unfriend.“That's sexual rejection via delete button,” Alford says.
But when it came to hookups, I was too nosy to not friend them. My BFF, on the other hand, has a “only if he seems like he might actually be interesting outside of the bedroom” approach to friending hookups on Facebook. She fully admits that some hookups are just quick fun, while others might contribute more to her life.
She’s much less sentimental (and also probably less nosy) than I am.
So I think it’s safe to say that everyone has their own views on Facebook etiquette around hookups.
I mean, honestly, Facebook etiquette in general seems pretty nebulous still, so it’s unsurprising that we’re not totally sure about the etiquette around hookups.