Sunday, September 03, 2006

Are You Broken Up? MySpace May Know...

Are you and your special lady in a relationship? Are you sure? Are you and your boyfriend, like, totally broken up? Are you sure? In the electronic age, there's only one way to know: check all of your significant other's online affiliations. Because he may still be cruising JDate, or she may have changed her MySpace designation from "In a Relationship" to "Single," or your special someone may not be ready to move forward with you and only you--and you'll find out because her Friendster relationship designation is now "It's Complicated."
But what are the rules? How long are you supposed to wait to change your status after a breakup — or, for that matter, when a relationship begins? And beyond checking off status, what should you do with sexy comments a fling has posted? Or when do you downgrade an ex’s online avatar from your list of top friends?
But really this isn't news. Relationships are always complicated. The only way to make sure you're on the same page is if you sit down and have a conversation. Close that IM window, kids--I'm talking about a real conversation. You know, the kind you have over dinner or even over the phone. Yes, I'm radical. And still single, actually, so never mind, I have no idea what I'm talking about. Don't do drugs--stay in school!

9 comments:

NotCarrie said...

Hahha, Myspace cracks me up. I've been on it since it began so I'm kind of over it. It's funny to hear people talk about their "top 8" and "status" and stuff, though.

Anonymous said...

To think Myspace started out as a place for musical bands to promote themselves.

When it comes to relationships I think it's easy for people to hide behind technology because they can. If you have any respect for the person face to face talking or on the phone is much better.

Grins said...

Sadly I think this is exactly how some check their relationship status.

Anonymous said...

remember when breaking up with someone on the phone was rude... funny how that's moved into the polite catagory, considering the alternatives. When you begin dating someone you met online, pulling that profile down before the other person has now become the equivalent of being the first to say those 3 little words. It either gets the relationship to the next level or gets the other person running quick in the other direction.

JdateJoe said...

My dating status can typically be determined by whether or not I am a subscriber to JDate. I guess by coincidence I just happened to have logged in to JDate tonight specifically to turn of my subscription to the service. I met the most adorable gal the other day, and I'm betting I won't need next month on JDate.

For all you cheapos who don't have a paying membership, I'm happy to contact anyone for you if you'd like - until my subscription runs out.

Alternatively, you can just head over to TwentyfourSix.com and use the same service for free.

Oyster said...

Sadly, a relevant topic as of late...

Knitter of shiny things said...

Now you can know the second someone changes their relationship status on the stalkerbook, I mean facebook. (I personally think it's pretty darn creepy that they display every profile change that you make now...)

fiLi said...

:D

Rachael Goldman said...

Exactly! The very day my ex broke up with me, I checked friendster and he was still listed as "single", even though he openly called me his girlfriend. He had even cruised friendster 5 days earlier, but hadn't had enough time to call me. As much as it may appear stalking, it really is just checking to make sure that the person is open and honest with you.