I'll be open and honest about what's holding me back. Fear that I'll miss something if I leave (e.g. an unexpected friend or family member of mine joining Facebook) Fear that I'll miss a good opportunity to post a photo album down the road which may lead to lots of comments and subsequent "fame" amongst my Facebook community Fear that if friends see I've quit Facebook, they'll think I'm trying to be a rebel or that I'm a psychologically weak person who can't handle the popularity contest that is Facebook (The latter is true...) Feel an obligation to the people who kept responding to my stuff and who chatted with me To expand on the previous point, I'd say there's a general fear that if I left I'd be burning bridges with people. I've known some people who quit Facebook without any announcement, but then I felt kinda weird when I saw them in real life because I was never sure if they had really deleted their account or if they blocked me. This is the dumbest point of all: maybe some long-lust crush of mine will want to message me on Facebook. If I leave my Facebook account up, it can serve as a beacon for female acquaintances who might be interested in me. I want to hear your story of quitting Facebook. What fears did you have? How did you convince yourself to take the plunge? What psychological changes happened once you did?