How To Hide People From Facebook Chat

You and your boyfriend must have spent hours chatting on Facebook chat. And Facebook chat is SO smart that they always post people you talk to most right at the top. How convenient. Until you break up. Then you get to stare at his face (whether he’s on or not) and be miserable. And obsessive. Thankfully, you don’t have to put yourself through this.

Facebook understands you. They want to help you out by putting your friends and loved ones at the top but when you don’t want to talk to those people anymore, they have a solve for that too. Here’s a step by step guide to getting rid of people on Facebook chat.

1. Click the options button. You can find this on the bottom right corner of chat. The button looks like a little gear.

2. Click on Advanced Settings. (Notice you can also edit the chat sounds here too. Fascinating!)
3. Type in the person(s) you don’t want to keep staring at on Facebook chat. (Will he chat me? Will he not? Why isn’t he chatting me!? Ladies, let’s end this madness.)
4. Press Save and go on living your life.
Tada! That’s it. Go be happier now knowing you can live the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. You’re welcome.

#TBT: My Boyfriends Mike & Joey

I have found the motherload – my first ever hand written diary, starting in December 1996 and ending in what I can imagine is 1999, before I graduated elementary school in 2000. Below are 3 of my favorite snippets of this diary talking about my crushes Mike and Joey. I referred to them as my boyfriends..I don’t think I knew what “boyfriend” meant. My reflections today are italicized!

12/12/96 this is the first entry of the book
Dear Diary,
I have a crush on Mike D. He is cute, good looks, and is great at basketball, Also cute frekles.

  • I remember Mike. I met him maybe 3 times IRL. He was a son of my dad’s friend and I can vaguely picture him in my head. I was 7 years old and already obsessing over boys. Some things never change.

Dear Diary,
I made a poster that says “Mike” all over it and a huge heart in the middle that says Mike on one side and Shari on the other and on the bottom it says SMD *heart* MD. Thats how much I love him.

  • I remember writing Mike a love letter. It’s mentioned briefly that I gave it to my dad to give to his dad. My dad told me Mike had no time for a girlfriend. I remember being mad but not for very long. I got over it pretty quickly, as my diary mentioned 5+ more boys I liked, or thought were cute, or who I loved. Again, some things never change…

no date
Dear Diary,
While I was playing outside today, guess who was out there, JOEY! You wouldn’t believe what he did. Joey smiled at me! I smiled back. So that worked out good. He also kept on stopping at my door. Joey even talked to me. He told me he knocked down a stone with his foot. He smiled as he said that. I said “ya right”. Then I smiled. Joey also kept honking at me while he was on his bike. I hope all those things means he likes me. Well, I’ll never know!

  • Oh how girls analyze every little thing boys do! Joey was my first real crush. Unlike Mike, Joey and I spent a lot of time together on our block (we were neighbors). When he moved, I was devastated. I would dream about him, hoping he’d come find me one day. I moved, too, a year or two later, ironically a few blocks from where Joey had moved. I will never forget the butterflies in my stomach the day I saw him on the bus for the first time and realized who he was. I was ballsy enough to talk to him, he remembered me, and we were somewhat friendly throughout high school. To this day I have no idea if he had a crush on me back in the day..

Do you remember your first crushes? Tell us about it below!