Up until recently, only my close friends knew I was dating someone. And now, all thanks to facebook, everyone (in facebook land) knows. All because of that little status update that now says "I am in a relationship."
I won't lie. It's a little weird. It's almost like announcing an engagement. I'm not sure how to handle it yet. And not that I think we will break up, but what if we do? I see it happen all the time. It's bad enough to happen in real life. But then having it announced on facebook is like putting up a billboard that you broke up. How embarrassing. "Carolina Girl is a loser and no longer in a relationship." I mean, is that necessary?
Some of my skittishness of facebook comes from The Ex Mr. P. He was always very cautious of his facebook. Never posted pics of us together. Never mentioned me one time in his status updates in the year we dated. And definitely never updated his relationship status. He even had his tagged photos hidden. These were all serious red flags, but I ignored it. I chalked it up to him being a private person. Honestly, it just made me hate facebook for even having that "relationship" status.
So now, I finally have someone who is excited about telling the world about us. Someone who is proud to show me off to his friends and family. Dating The Cub has been a whole new world for me! It's definitely different.