Making your relationship Facebook official is a modern way of letting your friends and family know that you've progressed from casual dating to a committed relationship. But does your relationship status on Facebook really matter? Should you make things Facebook official?
Of course, putting your relationship status on Facebook is not the same level of commitment as getting engaged or married. It is just a way to make sure that both you and your significant other are on the same page. It is also a way to let people know that you are dating someone and this someone actually has a name and a face to put to this name.
For some people making their relationships Facebook official is a big deal. Others don't care about social media at all. Be that as it may, the decision to announce about your relationship on Facebook is part of a decision to be exclusive. So before talking about changing your relationship status on Facebook you need to have the “Where are we?” talk.
However, becoming an item doesn't mean that you need to immediately become Facebook official, too. The relationship is still new, and you are not sure how long it is going to last. Wait for a couple of months just to make sure that you are not going to break up anytime soon. Believe us, going from “In relationship with...” to “Single” in a matter of days is not a Facebook experience you want to have.
Many couples don't make their relationship Facebook official even when they are one step from a white picket fence. In fact, the number of people who are reluctant to put their relationship status on Facebook is growing. They like their privacy and don't want to wave their relationship like a flag because it is between them and their significant other. Not everyone feels the need to shout about their love life from rooftops... or social media.
There are more subtle ways to let the world know you are in a relationship. You can tag your significant other in your posts, have a profile or cover photo with them, make a birthday post for them, etc. Those who know you well will realize that you are in a relationship now; those who cannot figure it out themselves probably don't deserve to know.
There are no right answers to the questions like “When should I make my relationship Facebook official?” and “Should I change my relationship status on Facebook at all?” Just do whatever you and your significant other are comfortable with. And if you have different opinions on the matter, try to find a compromise because it is not something worth fighting over.