Relationship Status: It’s complicated

Ok, let’s be honest. Facebook has pretty much completely changed the way we conduct our love lives.  Remember the days before it existed – when you had to pass notes in class, ask your friends to ask around and see if your crush was single, pin all your hopes on bumping into them at the locker bay or change your walking routes around school so you’d see them? …Maybe that was just me…

Seriously though, Facebook does all the dirty work for you now! You can just hop online and see for yourself whether or not your crush is taken (or at least find out through a mutual friend if you haven’t hit the friend request button yet). You can look through hundreds of tagged pictures and flirtatiously “like” their cute new profile picture. You can even send them a private message… dun dun dun! I wrote about this months ago, pondering how many people have fostered their young love in the cozy privacy of a facebook message. It’s especially interesting to think about in light of this recent study by Seventeen magazine, which said that 72% of respondents felt that “talking to someone online brings you closer to them IRL.”

It’s hard to imagine those days when we weren’t able to Facebook stalk the people we were into. And you know, as much I feel like a creep-o for saying this, I don’t know if I’d give up the capability to either! Would you?

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2 responses to “Relationship Status: It’s complicated

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  2. objecpers

    Facebook definitely increases accessibility to certain aspects of our social lives that were much more difficult to get at previously. While this makes some things easier, such as finding out if someone is single, it also has some consequences such as making some social skills, such as those involved in finding out if someone is single in person, less necessary. Technology is neither good or bad for us, it just is.
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