Though Blakeley fretted he'd look like a "wuss" for making it legit on the Internet rather than, say, over a plate of linguine by candlelight someplace in Little Italy, luckily, the gesture bowled over his beloved.
His best piece of advice for attaining boyfriend/girlfriend status over social networking site?
"You should feel pretty confident they're going to accept, because if they don't, you're going to look like an ass."
So true. That's what happened with my last relationship, all brighteyed and bushytailed, I earnestly asked a boy who had verbalized (sober...in my bed....snuggling me) boyfriend/girlfriend relationship status, and what happened? Request ignored.
After a few days, I decided to find out if it had been lost in his mail or something. "You didn't approve my in-a-relationship request...?" I ventured. Visions of the guys I know without any definitive relationship status whatsoever online, who cheat on their out-of-town girlfriends because local girls are none the wiser, danced in my head. "I...just...don't like...being public about stuff," he mumbled. Harrumph. Okay, not really the I-like-you-and-I-want-everyone-to-know-it enthusiasm a girl needs.
Not surprisingly, that relationship lasted, oh, about two weeks and further cemented my belief that someone's attitude towards your Facebook "relationship status" is a surefire indicator of amore.
What about you? Any wisdom gleaned from getting together or breaking up on social networking sites?