11/18/2013 09:42 am ET

Why I Will Never (Again) Put My Relationship Status on Facebook

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My first encounter with the age-old question of “Should I put my relationship status on Facebook?” happened when I was a 19-year old college sophomore. This was during the very special time in history that I like to refer to as the “Facebook heyday.”

Pseudo-emotional song-lyric statuses cluttered my newsfeed, “check-ins” were bountiful, and your mom had yet to create an account. If you were cool and dating someone, you made sure to note that you were “In a Relationship” on your profile, followed by that person’s name, which then of course linked you to their profile.

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