Who ever thought so many people would pay attention to a change in status of Facebook? Well, apparently many people do. Seems so innocent- you are dating someone, you agree to be exclusive, okay might as well delete that single status on Facebook– next thing you know, everywhere you go– the hair salon, at the mall, on the street, at networking events everyone starts asking you about your status change!

So here’s the deal- before you make that change, I suggest you think through the consequences and have a talk with the other person about what it all means. Seriously- a change in FB status may not seem that big of a deal, but here is a news flash– it actually might be, depending on the circles you travel in.

Guys particularly like to mark their territory, so I get it. FB status is now the cheapest way ever to do that without shelling out a ton of cash– genius!  But let’s face it, many guys are not really going to care about FB status at all. Why? Because at the end of the day it is just a public declaration that you have agreed to be exclusive, but you have not signed any legal documents, and all it takes is one click of the button to return to single status. Unfortunately, that in itself may cause a whole flurry of additional questions at the check out counter next time you are at the store, so just be prepared.

By Regina A. DeMeo, Esq.