How serious do you take people's relationship statuses on social networking?

How serious do you take people's relationship statuses on social networking?

TexasBrat TexasBrat
For example, if you've been seeing this person for 3 months or so, rather steadily, sleeping together, ect, and their status still said SINGLE, would that offend you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Very seriously. Why would someone lie about it?
RxL00 , Red Vinyl Kitty , bayosgirl
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Very seriously: it makes a statement to the world.
Sort of seriously.
TexasBrat , Peggi , catsin , smashthepatriarchy , hot n spicey , Vegan Silk , JessCee , OhMy! , dks210 , dragonn , Terri69 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Melan!e , LovesAPoet , deltalima , nope , Raigne , gsfanatic , Femme Mystique , remember.me , GONE!
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Who cares?
True Pleasures , darthkitt3n , Positwist , unfulfilled , sktb0007 , js250 , Beck , Gone (LD29) , Geogeo , WhoopieDoo , OhMy! , richsam , El-Jaro , spiceboy , Stinkytofu10 , Ansley , RomanticGoth , Bethy Cassatt , Vadim50
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Total votes: 43 (42 voters)
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Peggi Peggi
People view different types of relationships differently. If they don't want to label themselves something, that's fine. Also a lot of people put certain status' that aren't "correct", like having "married" to your best friend even if you aren't in a relationship.
04/06/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I'm married. I don't care what anyone's status is. It's not like it makes a difference to me, since I'm not looking for anyone. Their relationship status is their business, not mine.
04/06/2012
Positwist Positwist
I don't change my status, so I wouldn't mind if the person I'm dating didn't update theirs. Facebook is kind of weird: setting your relationship status tells several hundred people who you're dating--something we'd never do outside of Facebook. That's fine, I guess, but that also means you get to tell several hundred people when you break up.
04/07/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't care, mine says married, but my hubby doesn't have an account so it doesnt say to who, but anyone that's on my friend list knows who I'm married to.
04/07/2012
js250 js250
I have never paid any attention to any of that, The status of the relationship is between the two people in the relationship.
04/07/2012
hot n spicey hot n spicey
I guess it all depends on the person. I mean if i was in that situation and I was not seeing other people and he or she is then I would mind. I would want the person I am dating to be proud enough to be with me that they want others to know as well.
04/07/2012
Vegan Silk Vegan Silk
it depends on the context of my relationship. If we are have been monogamous for 3 months, it would irk me a bit that he wasn't acknowledging it.
04/07/2012
Beck Beck
What people do is their business. Most of the time even when I was single I always had my status as married. I don't need extra drama that a single status brings to the table. I doubt if I was with someone for a few months, that I would update my status from single, but some would. It is their choice.
04/07/2012
JessCee JessCee
You're basically saying if it's someone I'M with, would I want them to change their online status? Yes... but I wouldn't make a huge deal about it until I think something funny is going on.
04/07/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by TexasBrat
For example, if you've been seeing this person for 3 months or so, rather steadily, sleeping together, ect, and their status still said SINGLE, would that offend you?
wouldnt bother me
04/10/2012
dks210 dks210
It really depends on how much you use it. If you're not on it a lot, it shouldn't really matter that much.
04/11/2012
dragonn dragonn
Quote:
Originally posted by Positwist
I don't change my status, so I wouldn't mind if the person I'm dating didn't update theirs. Facebook is kind of weird: setting your relationship status tells several hundred people who you're dating--something we'd never do ...
I don't change my status either. A relationship is personal and I prefer the privacy over the "awws" and facebook likes.
04/13/2012
Terri69 Terri69
At 3 months, I would be a little offended...
04/13/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Pretty serious bro! Serious business!
04/13/2012
spiceboy spiceboy
I think it's stupid to change it at all. I don't like the idea of people that you rarely see being let in on personal details of your life like when you are or aren't in a relationship, and who wants everyone to be alerted when you break up? It's totally unnecessary.
04/13/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
I might be a little offended if they refused to change it but otherwise it doesn't matter to me much. I don't have any relationship status being displayed on my Facebook but I've been in a serious monogamous relationship with someone for 5 years. Those who know me know that I'm with him and I love him and those who don't...well then they don't need to know.
04/13/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by TexasBrat
For example, if you've been seeing this person for 3 months or so, rather steadily, sleeping together, ect, and their status still said SINGLE, would that offend you?
I would be interested in knowing why that person hadn't changed it but then I feel silly for even writing that
04/13/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I could care less. I rarely visit FaceBook ever.
04/13/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I don't take it seriously at all. I use it, but it can get really silly and petty if the couple fights...
04/18/2012
RxL00 RxL00
serious i guess
06/14/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Depends a lot, but if it was something that bothered me, I'd say something. I've had enough people complain, then when they said something to their partner, got an "oh, forgot I didn't change that."
06/15/2012
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
It depends. Did we decide we were exclusive? If we have and it's just blank, no issue. If it says single, I'd talk to them about it, maybe say, "hey, did you realize that your Facebook says you're single?" Chances are, they didn't even realize or think about it. My girlfriend doesn't use any social networks except LinkedIn. I think it's probably better that way.
06/15/2012
remember.me remember.me
Well, I guess it depends really. It's good to know if someone is married or dating or whatever, but in the end, if it doesn't affect me, I don't care. I do prefer to have my status clear so I don't get randomly hit on but that doesn't seem to prevent some idiots from still doing it
06/15/2012
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I guess it would depend on how they view your relationship. IE, is it a relationship to them? I mean, just because I sleep with someone, doesn't mean I have a relationship with them. If it really bothers you, I would talk to them.
06/15/2012
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 25