‘Single’ or ‘In a Relationship’… does it really matter which one you put up as your Facebook status?
After reading an article on opens in a new window USA Today I’ve realized both singles and couples get involved in drama over Facebook’s relationship statuses. For singles, it’s a question of whether or not you indicate you’re single on your profile. Does it seem too desperate to say you’re single? Yet you want others to know you’re available, so what do you? For those who are in relationships, is it necessary to report to the whole world that you’re in a relationship? Maybe one person in the relationship wants to make it official by locking the other down on Facebook and the other person can think it’s unnecessary and immature.
Yet, if you are already in a relationship where your close family and friends already know of it, why wouldn’t you announce it on Facebook? It is just a Facebook update, right? I do understand dealing with random people’s comments under the status update can be annoying and time consuming but if your girlfriend or boyfriend really wants to show everyone you two are together why not do it?
I’ve seen so many people talk about Facebook’s relationship statuses and what it meant if somebody didn’t show their true status. I say, the best thing to do is not post your relationship status at all. That will eliminate all drama from the source!
What is your take on relationship status updates?