'According To Him + Her': Should Your Status On Social Media Change Once You're In A Relationship?

Life & Love | Bené Viera | 05/21/2014 | 09:47 AM EDT

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Social media can be the bane of some couple’s existence.

Initially during the courting phase, however,  the other person’s social media pages should be a non-issue considering it’s none of your business. Instead, you should be focused on getting to know the person. Being over invested in what he or she does online could taint your perception of an otherwise good person.

But as the relationship progresses some people tend to get a bit more nosy for a myriad of reasons. No one wants to get hurt, therefore folks tend to find all kind of ways to verify the guy or gal they’re dating isn’t pulling the wool over their eyes. And since social media is such a big part of a lot of people’s daily lives, it’s natural.

So should all social media statuses be updated accordingly as the relationship flourishes?

It really depends on the couple and the individuals. A good argument could be made either way.

No, It’s No One’s Business

In the oversharing world we live in it’s OK to want to keep something for yourself. Your relationship is no one’s business, frankly. The more you put out into the world of spectators, the more people will have an opinion or assume they know your business.

As long as his or her friends and family members know they’re in a committed relationship, is it really all that important that a bunch of strangers know? Let’s also be clear: Hitting that ‘In A Relationship’ button on FB doesn’t ensure your beau won’t do dirt or keep men/women from hollering.

Yes, It Shows My Partner Is Off The Market

Incessant social media users want the validation of knowing their partner isn’t portraying themselves as a single man or woman on the Internet. If your partner has put it out there they’re in a relationship at least he or she is in the clear when others get a little too flirty.

Some people also feel like if they’re partner is in love they should want to share that with the world (read: social media). Because if not, what are you trying to hide? Profess your undying love if that’s what you want to do.

There's no right or wrong answer, but one does have to keep in mind what happens if the relationship turns sour after all the social media professing. And doesn’t relationship status changes invite nosy people in your business?

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