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Photo: yurakrasil (Shutterstock) Decisions about when and how to post a new (or not-so-new) partner on social media are surprisingly weighty. It might seem easy to dismiss: Who cares? Instagram is not real life . The thing is, though, Instagram kind of is real life. Social media has grown to be such an integral part of who we are and how we communicate that choices about who, what, when, where, and how to post reflect a lot about how we’re really feeling. For proof of how serious the Instagram reveal of a boo is, look no further than the case of Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson. While they’ve been photographed together by paparazzi repeatedly for months, her former husband has attacked Davidson online and in songs, and Davidson vaguely referred to his “girlfriend” in an interview a few weeks ago, it wasn’t until Kardashian posted a photo of him on Instagram that they were considered “official.” That happened just days ago and Kardashian went on Ellen afterward, where she said, “I guess it’s, like, not official until you post.” Kardashian admitted in that same interview that because she’d been out of the dating game so long prior to her divorce, she hasn’t been sure what the unspoken rules of posting a new partner even are . You might not know, either, so before you upload a photo of your sweetie to your grid, read on. What is a “soft launch?” There are a number of ways to indicate you’re […]