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How to manage your love life in the constanly updating world of Twitter. Don't let 140 characters ruin your relationship.

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  • 18 july 2011



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This article titled “Love in the time of Twitter” was written by Grace Dent, for The Guardian on Friday 8th July 2011 22.01 UTC

In gentler, pre-Twitter days, jealous lovers would worry about “three people in this marriage”. Nowadays, it’s more likely to be 300. Or even 300,000. “Ah, pinot noir, truffle gnocchi and my beautiful wife!” a friend tweeted recently one evening to a rabble of “followers”. “I love our date nights!” A Twitpic of antipasti and map coordinates of the bistro were provided. Further mouse clicks told us that “date night” also included him under-the-table tweeting about the Arsenal score, plus evidence of the 30% discount he’d bartered with the bistro’s owner earlier that day, over Twitter.

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