Birthday wishes are received, cake is eaten, perhaps gifts are given.
Sure, there are some who shrug off the whole thing as a celebration for children.
If you're too keen, you'll look crazy, but if you're not keen, then the conversation goes nowhere.
"You play it cool, but then everything stalls and no one ever does anything, because you don’t want to look like a lunatic, even if that's just you having a personality." "When you’re an adult and you have a partner it's not something you need to brag about to your friends.
You get a more realistic picture of what they look like." "You’ve got to be careful not to bring them alone to something where there’s seven of your friends.
You have to introduce them one at a time, so they don’t get that horrible experience where they’re alone at a party, clinging to the side of you like a child hiding under its mother’s dress." "No one should have your phone password.
For everyone else, here are the general guidelines for modern-day happy-birthday wishing: Celebrating birthdays, whether your own or those of family and friends, is a happy occasion.
Or are you just looking for a distraction from your marriage, job or life in general?
You might think that flirting online is harmless but you could seriously hurt and mislead someone if they think you’re being genuine.
Always remember that your online behaviour can have real consequences in people’s lives.
Here are a few communication etiquette guidelines to follow: Are you single and seriously looking for a relationship?