Facebook relationship status
Have you ever heard someone say that a relationship isn’t actually official until it’s been announced to the world (or, okay, just your friends and family) on Facebook? As in, Facebook Official? Chances are, you have. That’s because when it comes to Facebook, relationship statuses seem to be pretty important to a lot of people. And people seem to either be totally against it, or totally into it.
Turns out, the editors at Gurl all have different opinions (of course we do). Read what we think, and then let us know: how much importance do you put on a Facebook relationship status?
Melanie Says: It’s Really Important
It’s nothing short of shady when people don’t list their significant others on Facebook and even shadier when there’s no photo evidence of their boo on their profile at all. When I meet a guy, stalk him on FB (not even embarrassed by it, we all do it), don’t see a relationship status or recurring pictures of a girl in his photos, I think he’s fair game. If it turns out that he’s dating someone, I assume that he kept his relationship on the virtual down low on purpose, which is basically lying about it. Creepster! I think of Facebook relationship status-ing like holding my hand in public. You like me, so let the world know that we’re an item! If you can’t shout it from the digital rooftops, then maybe we shouldn’t be together.
Julie Says: You Have To Talk About It
I think it can be awesome for people to put their relationship status on Facebook, but it’s really something you have to talk about with your partner. If you’ve only been dating for a few weeks, your honey might not be quite ready to make an online commitment to you; and you don’t want to put it up only to get into a fight and then have to take it down hours later. That’s the opposite of awesome! So if you want that little heart next to your names, feel him out first and make sure you’re both on the same page.
Jessica Says: It Shouldn’t Matter
I once heard someone say that the less people know about your relationship, the longer it will last. Maybe not everyone agrees, but in my experience, that’s totally true. And that’s exactly why I don’t care if my relationship status says I have a boyfriend. In fact, I DO have a BF, and I took my relationship status off of my profile. Honestly, I think putting it on Facebook only causes more problems – and added pressure. Having the talk of whether to make it Facebook official can be tricky, and when you break up? Forget about it. Suddenly, you have everybody in your business at the exact time you don’t want them there. I don’t care if it isn’t “officially” announced to everyone that me and my BF are together – we know, our friends and family know, we’re happy, and that’s all that matters to me.
Who do you agree with? Do you think a relationship isn’t official until it’s on FB? Or could you care less? Tell us in the comments!
Facebook relationship status