Everyone has looked through their Facebook friends only to notice that someone has unfriended them. You cannot help but wonder if this was down to an error with the Facebook website or did that person intentionally delete you. Here we look at the top reasons a person will unfriend you on Facebook.
The Facebook Flood
The Facebook flood is something that most of us have experienced at one point or another. The Facebook flood involves a person who insists repeatedly comments on every single status update you make or photo that you post. If this sort of thing was done in the real world it would be called stalking and you’d be checking to make sure your rabbit is not on the boil in the kitchen.
At least when you suffer a Facebook flood you do not need a restraining order to get rid of your stalker you can simply unfriend the guilty party.
The Awkward Sexual Encounter
In a recent survey it was suggested that 83% of people who unfriend someone on Facebook did so because of a sexual encounter. The most obvious sexual encounter is the couple who have had a bitter break up but that was very closely followed by people unfriending each other because of an extra-marital affair. These affairs were usually with work colleagues, a spouse’s friend or even an old school friend that you have not seen in years.
You are Just too Opinionated
Most people refuse to discuss subjects such as politics or religion as these two subjects can create a heated argument like nothing else. Obviously there are plenty of other subjects that can create a good argument especially when it comes to Facebook. Many people unfriend you simply because you are just far too opinionated about everything. Not only are you far too opinionated you happen to be one of these people who always have to be right. If this does sound like you then you could find people unfriending you on Facebook because they are sick of listening to you always claim to be right about everything.
That Drunk Incident You Do Not Remember
We have all had a little bit too much to drink from time to time and woke up in the morning unable to remember the night before. The problem with this is that while you do not recall last night there are plenty of other people who do. Maybe it was just so bad that you have awoken to a huge reduction in the number of Facebook friends on your friends list.
You Are So Annoying
If you happen to be aged 30 or above you have probably found that part of the attraction with Facebook is how it put you back in contact with your old school friends who you lost contact with. It was probably a great feeling to learn what everyone was up to and what they had done with their lives. The problem with this is if your old school friends found you annoying at school then they will probably still finds you annoying on Facebook and unfriend you.
You Co-Workers Hate You
In years gone by if you happened to quit one job and move to another you would lose contact with the majority of your co-workers. Nowadays because of Facebook there is a good chance that you will probably remain in contact with most of the people you work with throughout your life. Obviously this may not be the case if all of your co-workers actually think that you are a total dick and were glad to see you hand in your two week notice. You may well find that your former co-workers suddenly start unfriending you and are overjoyed that their workday will no longer involve bitching about you behind your back. You might even find that they have thrown you a leaving party but not invited you.
You Are Just Way to Awesome
It is a sad fact of life that there are some people in this world who are not happy unless they are 100% the centre of attention with all eyes focused on them. If someone else happens to take a little of the limelight some people cannot deal with it. If you find that someone has randomly unfriended you on Facebook it may be because you are just way to awesome. Some people may not be able to deal with every status you make been awesomely funny or the photos you post showing piles of cash on your coffee table or your swimming pool in the background. They might think you are just rubbing their nose in your awesomeness if they also notice photos of you with your celebrity friends and your super sexy spouse.
In fact you are probably just so awesome that you have thousands of Facebook friends and haven’t even noticed some jealous individual unfriending you.
The Friend You Lost in a Break Up
Everyone knows that when a couple breaks up they will fight over who gets the house, the car, the kids and the collection of Barry Manilow records. What few people realise is that when a relationship breaks up the couple also tends to split the friends as well. This can lead to a reduction in the number of friends on you Facebook friend list. Maybe the person who has unfriended you was never really your friend in the first place and you lost them just like you lost your house and dog.
It Was You Who Unfriended Them
I am pretty sure that we have all unfriended someone at least once. It actually happens quite a lot. You scroll through your friend list and notice that person who you are no longer friends with so you decide to cut your losses and delete them. The next day you get the call from them demanding to know why you unfriended them. You have two choices in this situation. You can tell them you have no idea how this has happened and that it must be a fault with the Facebook website or you can tell them the truth. That they are nerds and you think they are particularly sad and obviously so desperate that they have to ring around people who have unfriended them on Facebook.