If you change your relationship status to Single, Divorced or remove it entirely, nothing will be shown on your Timeline or in your friends’ News Feeds.
In the Noughties, we had Facebook official. One of the social media site’s first features, rolled out while the network was still primarily used by students at US universities, was the “relationship status”. And at first, it was a successful one: a way for users to broadcast their personal lives to friends and ex-lovers, and another way to show off online.
But these criticisms actually show how influential the statuses were – enough to be seen as a threat to the social fabric. As Samuel Axon wrote for Mashable in 2010 in an article titled “5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating (For the Worse)”:
If, for some reason, the status change still appears on your timeline, don’t fret. Just go to “Edit or Remove” on the upper right corner of that post, and hit “Hide From Timeline.” Poof — it disappears from your page and your friends’ feeds. There you have it: a foolproof way to sever the ties without blasting the update to the Facebook world.
That year, I started dating my first-ever then-boyfriend. Within weeks of us dating, the question arose (from him), “So should we make this ‘Facebook official’? His tone was kind of joke-y so I kind of just laughed it off. But then I realized that he was completely, 100% serious.
I explained to my then-boyfriend that I like my privacy, and that I would rather not be boxed into any kind of online identity. Facebook already accesses your Google searches for marketing purposes, why should they know who I’m currently dating? Then-boyfriend became defensive, saying I should want to tell the world, if I really cared. I should take down my “Single” status.
Fair enough, I thought. I got dressed and ready for my work-study job at the campus rec center, where I, my then-boyfriend, and many of our mutual friends worked.
About a year-and-a-half later, there I was again, having the same exact conversation with my new then-boyfriend. I, once again, couldn’t have cared less whether or not our “relationship status” was on Facebook, but it seemed really important to this guy that we let the world know we were “official.” So I said fine. It’s just Facebook. If it means that much to you.
Facebook should consider adding all the available relationship status types as targeting parameters to offer advertisers as much targeting granularity as possible, even if it might slightly complicate the ad tool. This would allow the site to continue providing more accurate options to users without impairing advertisers
Sometimes there are no explanations and all you have to do is follow your heart and hope you made the right decision
Never waste your time on someone who doesn’t even bother wasting time for you. Be with someone who will say “TIME IS WASTED IF I’M NOT WITH YOU!”
I am angry at my significant other and I’ve changed my status to Single to make him mad.
I am dating a new guy and switched my relationship status to In a Relationship to see how he responds. Wish me luck!.
I am hoping that changing my status to Engaged will encourage my boyfriend to finally propose.
If you change your status to in a relationship, it will be shown on your Timeline and in your friends’ News Feeds. To limit who can see your relationship status, you can change your privacy settings
Even the phrase “relationship status” has become a meme to mock your own singledom, rather than a serious phrase about your commitment to someone:
In November 2015, Facebook US introduced tools which would make a social media break-up less painful. If you break up (and change your relationship status), the site now allows you to “take a break” from an ex-partner, untag them from pictures, and generally stop them haunting your page without unfriending or blocking them.
“This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives. We hope these tools will help people end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control.”
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The other option, putting up the vaguely mysterious “In a Relationship” without a specified person seems weird to me, and I won’t list my “Single” status because it’s irrelevant. Nowadays, I just leave that field blank.
A “Mistake” is when something is done once, and learned upon… If repeated consistently, it’s a “Habit”; a “Failure” is nothing more than a habitual mistake!!
Every woman deserves a man who looks at her every day like the day he first realised he was in love with her!
OK we are either together or we are not.. u love me or u don’t.. u want to be with me or u don’t… no one is forcing u to be with me..Ur choice.
wants a man who isn’t afraid to look at his friends, point at her and say “Damn right that’s her… and she’s THE ONE!”
I’ve broken up with my boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, etc. several times this year. I’ve actually lost count. I need counseling, but instead, air my dirty laundry on Facebook. It is therapeutic for me.
The packages available start out small, like renting a relationship status and a social media boyfriend for a week, starting at THB250 (around P349).
He will “like,” text, tweet and send you stickers, asking you about things that your friends don’t care to know about — like how your day has been. You can finally get rid of that “single” relationship status that has been haunting your Facebook page forever.
Does anyone actually enjoy being in a FBR at this age? How does it even make sense to get in one? Do you really need that validation? Can’t you be in a committed relationship without one? Aren’t we too mature for that?
I’m self-conscious, I know, and I’m not afraid to show it! You would think someone who is insecure would shy away from online public displays of affection, but when it comes to FBR, this is far from the case.
There’s really nothing like a FBR update to bring you into the focus of everyone’s attention.
But the thing is, updating your Facebook relationship status is dead passé nowadays. The last time we saw anyone update theirs to ‘it’s complicated’ was when a middle-aged colleague decided it was a good way to announce their upcoming divorce.
– If you haven’t got the stomach for poking, but want to let someone know you’re interested, simply go through their old Facebook pictures and like a few choice snaps retrospectively. This works particularly well if they’re a new friend, and it’s an excellent way of saying, ‘I’ve just spent my Sunday morning trawling through five years of your pictures. BECAUSE I FANCY YOU.’ Without, you know, actually saying it.
“The work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives. We hope these tools will help people end relations on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control.”
Select the sort of relationship or occasion you’d get a kick out of the chance to include. You may likewise have the alternative to include the name of the individual you’re involved with and your commemoration.
Note: You can just rundown somebody in your relationship status in case you’re companions with that individual. That individual additionally needs to affirm that you’re seeing someone before they’re recorded in your relationship status.
Tap the current status to change your status. You can choose to be “Single”, “In a relationship”, “Engaged”, “Married”, “In a civil union”, “In an open relationship”, “In a domestic partnership”, and more.
For those willing to spend THB2,500 (around P3,487), you can meet your “boyfriend” face to face for a series of magical dates in Bangkok where you can hang out, bond, and take some pictures together.
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If you’re in a relationship, and it’s not blasted on Facebook, are you really in a relationship
AS far as I know – only if they are still your ‘friend’ on FB – all your friends will see your notifications and activity – and if your ex is a friend of a friend and your privacy settings are set for that circle to see your activity then they may see it then too in that case.
their status will change from in a relationship with “you” to in a relationship with no person mentioned.
As long as you can own up to the fact that the only reason you want to be in a Facebook relationship is because you’re needy, it’s fine by me — I’ll just be sure to unfriend you once I get the notification.
This may be the only legitimate reason to utilize a Facebook relationship. When it comes to coming out — I have been told this is quite the effective route to take.
If you want to display your anniversary, click the Year dropdown menu. Once you pick the year, the Month menu will appear, followed by the Day menu. Entering your anniversary is optional.
Once you have finished filling out the information, tap the Save button. If you’ve set your relationship status with another Facebook user, they will be sent a message asking to confirm that they are in the relationship with you. Once they confirm, your status will appear in your profile.
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– Don’t have an otherwise private, sexually charged conversation with the person you’re trying to sleep with on your wall. This was fine when your 73 Facebook friends were all from your uni halls. Now your Aunty Carol’s on there, you might want to take it to the DMs*.