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10 Facebook Faux Pas in New Relationships


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Not Changing Your Relationship Status at All
Not changing your Relationship Status when it's appropriate may convince your new partner you're disinterested.
Not changing your Relationship Status when it's appropriate may convince your new partner you're disinterested.
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After a few dates with a new partner, you're still sporting that "Single" Relationship Status on Facebook. You've thought about changing it, but you just weren't ready to call it a "relationship" yet. Your partner, though, has already changed to "In a Relationship" and linked to your Facebook profile.

If your partner has already made this move and you haven't, be cautious. Your partner might become skeptical, thinking perhaps you aren't as interested as you claim to be during your dates. Express your concerns to your partner to help avoid that skepticism. Be honest about being interested, but also about not being ready to advertise it to the world.

As mentioned earlier in this article, consider making it a mutual decision with your partner about when to change your Relationship Status. You might even agree to change your statuses together, instead, when you both feel the time is right.

Even if you're not ready to be "In a Relationship" on Facebook, you can still remove the "Single" status if your partner is concerned it's sending the wrong signals. One way to do this is to edit your profile, go to the Relationships page, and simply move the drop-down list for Relationship Status to the blank line at the top. Another option is to change your Privacy Settings to restrict who can see "Family and Relationships" in your profile.


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