After three dates for sure, kidding.
Honestly, when it comes to your ex, at what point in time do you unfollow, and do you delete the pics together or not?
I wish I was dissociated enough to move on without the social unfollow, but I have just found it’s so much easier and better to just not know, ignorance is bliss right? Unless you are an individual that is much more mentally sound and self disciplined, I’m not sure how you can avoid the temptation to socially creep on your recent whomever. I feel I usually don’t unfollow instantly. Doing it instantly feels like retaliation to me, and maybe there is some lingering hope in the back of my mind that they will repair or fix it in time (I’ll touch on this later). I have found that usually in the 1-2 month mark I end up unfollowing and removing them from my followers.
I wish I was mature enough to not wish them to pine for me for forever, but as I’m not, I’d prefer to not be following them when they start posting pics of their next relationship. I used to just unfollow them, and let them remain following me if they wished, effectively turning them into fans. Though hilarious, the problem is it would bother me to see their name pop up as a like, or viewing my story.
Couple pics- I don’t delete them. I keep couple pics because I think it is a bit petty to go back and delete, and I honor it as a moment in my life, mistake or not, it happened. I notice men almost always delete them, presumably because they can be a cockblock to their newfound freedom. Everyone does the social pre-stalk and a recent-ish pic with another girl can fuck with their game I’d assume.
“Fixing it” in time, told you I would come back to this. I have some very bizarre internal clock, where I remain interested in someone for a month or two after the breakup. However, the moment that time has passed I can never be interested in that person again. On very rare occasion, I can attempt friendship but even that is usually a strong no-go. Nearly everyone I have ever been with circles back once this crucial timeframe has past. The only one that has never circled back is likely the only one I might entertain it with, of course. Such is life.