The relationship status in your FaceBook can easily be changed and for some people, it seems to change on a daily basis. There is no reason that you should change your relationship status every five minutes on FaceBook. The relationship status tells the entire world whether you are available or not. You may not even want people to know what your status is regarding your relationship. In any case, you should use discretion when making the change in your relationship status. There are times when you will need to change it but you have to be able to distinguish when those times are.
When you should change your relationship status in FaceBook:
When you start your FaceBook account- The most obvious time to change your FaceBook relationship status is when you join the site. That makes sense because you have to decide then if you wish everyone to know your status. Many people decide to leave their relationship status without doing anything with it for privacy reasons. If you choose to change it, make sure that you select the most appropriate relationship status that suits your lifestyle. For instance, if you have a relationship that is constantly breaking up and making up, you may want to make your relationship status “It’s complicated”. This will say enough without constantly changing from “single” to “in a relationship”.
When you have broken up with no hope of revival of the relationship- It is not suggested that you change your relationship status in FaceBook immediately after the break up. Wait a while to make sure the break up is going to stay that way. Even if you think it is a forever deal, leave the status alone for at least a few weeks. This gives everyone time to cool down and move on with things. After you have given it enough time and you are sure that you aren’t going to be able to repair the relationship, then change your status to single.
New Relationships- This is a hard one. When you get into a new relationship, you want to share it with the world. Don’t do it just yet. Wait until the relationship has taken off a bit and then you can change the status to “In a Relationship”. This gives you time to make sure the relationship is going to work out and you won’t have ten thousand questions coming at you when you have to change it back to single. People are nosey and they will ask you about it. That doesn’t mean you have to answer them, but it’s better to just wait a while to make sure the relationship is going to last long enough to warrant a status change.
Leaving it Alone- There is a time that you should just leave the relationship status button alone. Changing it all the time makes people think something is wrong with you. Give the button a rest and just leave it as single if you can’t make up your mind what you are. It makes things a lot easier for you and people won’t be trying to figure out if you are single or in a relationship today. It gets old and tiring to see someone constantly changing their relationship status on their FaceBook page.
Relationship statuses on FaceBook can be a good indicator to people as to whether you are open to a new relationship or not. It can also tell them that you are in hands off mode, which is a little important to your other half. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but people get irritated with things like that very quickly. Some people will even delete you as a friend because you have become annoying to them. Just let it be and see where life takes you. Only change your relationship status if it is absolutely going to stay that way for a long time.