Facebook dating status

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When do you know if it’s appropriate to make your relationship “Facebook official”?Facebook offers nearly a dozen “relationship status” choices: single, in a relationship, engaged, married, it’s complicated, in an open relationship, widowed, separated, divorced, in a civil union and in a domestic partnership. I thought it best to troll my friends list, see who’s currently “in a relationship” and send them messages to gather some intel.

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Taken together, these two approaches account for how the majority of couples meet.

Being offered a FWB position is often something that happens when guys don’t want to be seen with you, or when they just don’t want to be monogamous. If you’re the other woman, you might be the side piece.

When you hear the term “side piece,” there’s a good chance that the woman in question might be aware that the guy’s taken, or that something’s not quite right.

I have been in a relationship in the past and not changed my status.

Although we were ‘boyfriend-girlfriend,’ it wasn’t serious enough, or I wasn’t sure of the long-term to change it on FB and ‘announce’ it to people.” England continues, “I’m not a fan of people who go on a couple dates and their relationship status changes from ‘complicated’ to ‘in a relationship’ back to ‘complicated’ and then ‘single’ in a couple of months.” Emma, a 19-year-old waitress and student living in Portland, Maine, has been with her boyfriend, a.k.a. “We made it Facebook official the day we made it actually official,” she remembers.

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