Why do guys always hide their relationship status in facebook?

January 23, 2011 3:20am CST
For almost a week, my boyfriend and I have this argument about the facebook relationship status. I already posted that I am in a relationship but then, he always got excuses not to change his own status from being single to in a relationship. Why do you think that my boyfriend was not willing to change his status? I don't want to be paranoid, so please help me.
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• Canada
25 Jan 11
A lot of men want to appear single as much as possible just in case they get the opportunity to "trade up". They never want to scare off any potential girl because they hate the idea of closing the door to opportunity. I suggest putting yourself as single and doing a lot of facebook "flirting" to see if he notices. Hell, if he doesn't want to make a statement that you two are together, go on a date with another guy! When he confronts you, act all innocent like "but baby, I thought we weren't exclusive since you don't want people to know we're dating." If he can do it, so can you.
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23 Jan 11
I wouldn't read anything into it at all, why should it matter that he doesn't want to change his relationship status? All my Facebook friends know I am married anyway, because they are my friends in the 'real' world or are family members. What matters is that he is with you so don't make an issue of it.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
23 Jan 11
I never saw the point of the relationship status on Facebook. I mean, how is it important? I bet your boyfriend is just resisting changing his status because you have asked him to and he thinks you're nagging. I don't mean to imply that you are, but sometimes people will resist doing something all the more if they feel under pressure. Perhaps you should try and make him think it's his own idea to change it!
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@shaggin (36547)
• United States
29 Jan 11
Well I suppose if you have just started dating I can understand why he would not want to change his status in case it doesnt work out he may not want the whole group to see his status change from dating to single so fast. People do that all the time on facebook like on a daily basis go from single to dating to single within say 3 days time sometimes less lol. If it was me unless he had changed his status first I wouldnt change mine because I would be afraid that he wouldnt be comfortable with it.
• South Korea
23 Jan 11
If I were you I wouldnt change my status too..why be bothered.. if hes not..?
• United States
23 Jan 11
Why add so much personal information on facebook? Just take the relationship thing off and tell him you're trying to be private. What goes around comes around ;)
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
23 Jan 11
I just think it's a macho thing. And, it's more fun to represent yourself as single, for a man. I'll tell you this, just because a man posts his relationship status does not mean that he won't be presented with the opportunity to cheat.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Boys are boys even in FACEBOOK. They love flirting and chasing girls when ever they can. It's not amazing that they lied about their status. How could they flirt, chase if they'll tell the truth?