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These days, a relationship is not official until the status it’s announced on Facebook. That lets everyone that you are friends with know that you and that person are officially together. It’s a way of proving your commitment to someone because just saying your my girlfriend or boyfriend is apparently no longer enough. The whole relationship status seems to mean more to women than to men. To women, changing your relationship status makes them feel more like a girlfriend and helps eliminate doubt that their boyfriend is going to do something sneaky.  According to Katherine Bogle, author of Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus says “men, more than women, would rather keep their relationship status vague,”  they would like to enjoy being single and keep options open. A relationship status can stymie a person’s plans of cheating since the truth is a quick Facebook search away.” If you are not trying to cheat our keep your options open, why not change your status? Why can’t you let everyone know that you are actually dating this person? Not changing your status can also give off the vibe that you are not 100% feeling the person you are dating or that you are ashamed of him/her. I honestly think that if you are in a relationship your status should no longer say single, because you are not single. That sounds suspicious.

Its different if neither one of you have a status to begin with, for instance, mine simply says nothing.  It’s also different if the both of you agree that Facebook doesn’t matter and that changing your status doesn’t validate your relationship.  If you are both on the same page, then you will do what works best for the both of you.

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