Here are some signs you're about to go from "in a relationship" to "single."
If your relationship is important to you, the thought of changing your status back to "single" is probably sad, stressful and upsetting. You're not so worried about what others would think; you just don't want to lose the one you love.
No updated relationship status? Should I be worried?
Question from Kendall M.: I’ve been seeing this guy for a few months, and things have been really good. I’ve stayed over a couple times and even met his parents, but he hasn’t sent me a relationship request on Facebook. I’m too nervous to do it myself. Should I be worried that he hasn’t posted our relationship on Facebook yet?
Answer from Our Love Experts:
Is it time to change your relationship status on Facebook?
You were going along swimmingly dating and getting to know other fabulous singles then all of the sudden you meet someone that you want to spend the majority of your time with. You may not be sure if you’re ready to totally change your relationship status, but you know that you’ve found something worth exploring. Here are some clues that you may be interested in going from ‘single’ to ‘taken’ with a new love-interest.
1. You’re spending weekend nights together
Beware these dating traps! Insti(Gay)tor tells all and gives you 6 tips on how to avoid them.
“Why does dating have to be so hard?” That is the question that most of my clients always seem to ask during our initial consultation process. Nobody really teaches us how to date. Most of us learn by years of trial and error, some of us learn by observing and others are still in the process of trying to figure out what works for them. They say hind sight is 20/20 but even then, sometimes we find ourselves getting caught up in some of these infamous dating traps that keep us on our search for finding “The One.”
A picture is worth a thousand words, especially on Facebook.
A recent study shows that Facebook photos are linked to relationship satisfaction. Basically, couples who are happy together are more prone to upload photos showing the world just how amazing their relationship is. More and more, Facebook is becoming an accurate representation of our lives, which begs the question-What are your Facebook photos saying about your relationship?
I am not a stickler for rules, but there are a couple things I don't budge on when coaching clients toward substantial relationships: no sex till you get the commitment and no Facebook. It utterly wrecks the discovery process of dating, and, like most things on the Internet, can be filled with so many mistruths.
When it comes to jealousy and trust where is the line that you should not cross in relationships?
With jealousy there is always a conflict on what is ok and what is not ok. Some people think it is perfectly fine to check their mates Facebook and emails to see what they are up too. But, why is that ok? Or is it? What boundaries should you not cross in a relationship when it comes to your own jealousy issues?
Don't overshare and other important rules for avoiding regret later on.
Breaking up with someone has never been easy, but in this age of status updates, checking in and documenting your every move online, it's only getting harder. Not only do you have to find a way to remove your ex from your real life, but you've got to hit delete on their digital presence as well.
A lot of people ask me about how to use Facebook for dating- some thoughts on the topic
If the friend of my enemy is my enemy, then is the friend of my date going to be my date? A lot of guys may want it that way. (and some girls too.) What about the Facebook friend of my date? Facebook doesn’t make it easy to keep your dating life on the down low. If you are Facebook friends with your date, then chances are she has her ways of finding out who else you are dating. And that’s a good thing in my book. If you are really trying to two-time your girlfriend with her best friend you should at least have the decency to be stealthy about it.
Why do we put more emphasis on Facebook than we do on our actual relationships?
It has come to my attention that my generation believes if a relationship is not "Facebook official," then the relationship is not real. This means that if the "in a relationship" box is not checked off on a profile, then the relationship is nonexistent. When did Facebook take over our lives?