Facebook unveiled a new feature that allows people "Ask" you about your relationship status? Here's why I wish I could hit a "dislike" button on it.
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.
In political chambers throughout the country, including in our national Capitol, political leaders give annual addresses to talk about how we are doing and what challenges we need to face in the year ahead. Thinking about the highlights offered in the State of the Union tonight, there are similar categories that you could use to evaluate your union. How would you rate your marriage, domes
Have you ever heard the sound of the shofar? Its sounds is one that you would remember, whether the short blasts or the longer sustained blast that goes on over many seconds. This ram’s horn sounds one hundred notes a day during Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year.
Recently, "Glamour" blogger Melissa Melms decided it was time to take douchiness to a whole new level with a post titled: "We Can't Be Friends Unless You Have a Boyfriend. I'm Serious…Kind of." Actually she is more serious than she is "kind of," as in her post she proceeds to basically toot about how great she and her relationship is, while her single friends are, well, lame.
Have you gotten the all-mighty Google+ invitation yet? The latest in social networking, Google+ includes circles and "plus ones" ... and boy is it so fun. I think? It's confusing. I don't really get it. I signed up this weekend and still have very little clue how to use it, but hopefully someone will be able to teach this old dog a new trick or two. Anyway, I thought I'd start my foray into Google+ by setting up my profile. Seemed like an easy enough thing to do— answer some basic questions about myself, upload a photo, and viola! But there was one part of this "easy" profile set up that got me a little confused. Under the "Relationship" part, there's a drop down from which you choose how you define your status. But Google forgot something. Where's the "divorced" option?
Oh boy. Timmy Gordon has been getting really into Facebook, the electric friendship generator. Unfortunately, he's developed a case of insomnia and is trying to cure it with Doze-e-tonic. Unfortunately, the combination of bad advice from Donny Watershed, grand-pappy's cough syrup, 3D glasses and the joy of Facebook has Timmy making some really bad online decisions.
In what's being lauded as a victory for the LGBT community, Facebook has added civil unions and domestic partnerships as relationship statuses for users in the United States, Canada the United Kingdom, France and Australia. The feature, which went into effect last Thursday, allows you to choose either of those options (or "in a Civil Partnership," for those in the UK), in the drop-down menu of familiar statuses like "Married," "in a Relationship," and "it's Complicated."
If you're dating someone but don't mention it on your profile, people (including Loverboy) may start wondering just how serious you guys are. On the other hand, if you update your status to "in a relationship" too soon, your guy will think you're either psychotic or creepin' on the side. So, what's a woman who's interested in handling a potentially complicated situation with some courtesy and class to do?
You know what else is funny about people you haven’t seen in a while? I was just talking to Suzanne, a friend I hadn’t heard from in months, and she busted out the "we." As in, "We’re great. He’s off to London tomorrow, so I’m trying to plan my weekend." I was like, "We? He?" It’s a little annoying when acquaintances bust out the "we" without first mentioning or naming the boyfriend.
When Krissy Gasbarre broke up with her boyfriend she wanted to change her Facebook relationship status to single—but was afraid of her friends' reaction. Turned out she had nothing to worry about. When her friends saw that she was newly single they jumped in to support her. One woman's story about breaking up on Facebook.
The morning quickie: the perfect way to start your day. Read on for three interesting love and sex tidbits. Are you waiting for him to change his Facebook relationship status to "single" so you can swoop in? You may be a relationship status vulture. Are you a terrible person if you're relieved when your ex dies? And empty nest syndrome may not be as bad as once thought.
Facebook has existed as the Wild West for far too long. It's time that someone codify what is and is not OK to do with your fellow human beings on Mark Zuckerberg's creation (collaboration). Social media needs to follow rules in the same way that society needs to follow certain protocols of etiquette, otherwise it's going to be friggin' anarchy. Here are those rules.
...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.