It turns into a fiasco when couples that have been dating breakup (the longer the relationship the worse it gets). A friend and her boyfriend broke up for a short period and she received multiple messages from people she hadn’t talked to in forever (like that’s really going to help her). Even the couple times my boyfriend and I have gotten close to breaking up we have talked about what our friends and families would say, assuming that is how they found out. It’s not like getting comments and people saying, “dislike” is going to help a person get over a bad breakup. Furthermore, if people don't connect themselves with their girlfriend/boyfriend it seems strange, and may leave us asking the question "why wouldn't you want to?". But realistically, why is there any pressure to do it?
To some, Facebook seems to have become such an important part of relationships that they have to be “Facebook official” right away. I know a girl who got seriously offended that her boyfriend did not accept her relationship request within 24 hours, after saying he would multiple times. Why do we feel the need to broadcast out lives to the world? I’m guilty of it, most of the people reading this probably have some sort of relationship status on their pages (given that they have one), but why? What is so important about it? I ask these questions with no intention of removing mine, but it is some food for thought.