Filed under: Les Amours
Aaah massive social network…I recently joined one though I never thought I would, but I’m actually pretty happy about it. I like the graphic interface, I like how people identify themselves with their real names, the fact that you can access details only if you’re “friends” and I’m satisfied because I caught up with people I haven’t heard of for more than a decade.
There’s a funny thing when you edit your profile on your “relationship status”. You have the choice between: single, in a relationship, engaged, in an open relationship, married and it’s complicated.
Let me take a guess on what they really mean:
– Single: seeing no one
– Open relationship: you’re dating, but it is not an exclusive relationship
– It’s complicated: I don’t have a guess for this one
– Engaged: you are seeing someone
– Married: you are seeing someone
– In a relationship: you are seeing someone
Why are there 3 options for the same status ? If you are currently seeing someone, the bottom line is “you are not available” (should be, otherwise you’d be in an open relationship). If they convey a level of commitment, faithfulness and/or durability, I personally think it’s nonsense. You can be married and divorce, you can be engaged and never marry, you can be in a relationship and split and in all cases unfaithful whether you’ve been together for 2 months or 10 years. So I would suggest they narrow down the choices to:
- Open relationship
- It’s complicated and please detail, we want to know !!
- In a relationship
What do you think ?
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