BRIDES.COM - Jan 5 - Dating site What's Your Price surveyed ~15k of its users to find out when in their relationships they had friended or followed a significant other. The survey found that 26% connected online before the first date, 42% did it immediately after and 32% waited one month after the date. Those who waited longer reported that their relationship lasted longer. "Social media certainly isn't all bad for new relationships, but it does present some challenges," says Kristen Carney, Ph.D., associate director of clinical training at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. "We can easily see wall posts, pictures, and friend connections going back for years," she points out, "and if you don't yet know your romantic partner that well, it could be easy to misinterpret things you see on social media," like that picture you see of your new love interest with his arm around another woman.