Why is My Relationship Status on Facebook so Important to Women?

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at karapound.com.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Women like titles — that’s just how we are. Whether we want to be someone’s “girlfriend” in middle school and high school, a “fiancé” in our 20s or “wife” in our 30s, ladies like to know where they stand. That’s why — like it or not — we will most likely check your Facebook profile until you change your status to “in a relationship.”

If you are in a relationship with a woman out in the “real world,” then you should be in a relationship in the “Facebook world.” This may seem silly and trivial to you, but to a woman it means that you are comfortable telling your friends, family, co-workers, ex-girlfriends and whoever else exists in your Facebook life that the two of you are an exclusive item. So do yourself a favor and save yourself some grief by updating your relationship status already. It’s just a few clicks of the mouse and you will have a very happy “in a relationship.”

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