The 3 stages of relationships in Facebook Status updatesI was having a chat with one of my friends a few days ago. We were laughing about how Facebook status updates, or rather your reaction to what you read can plot a journey through romantic relationships.

You see, she has just met a new guy and had emailed me to say she’s just seen his recent Facebook status declaring to his friends that he has met someone special. Awww!

So I thought that just for fun, I would write this blog and share my version of the three stages in a romantic relationship charted in how you respond to the Facebook status updates from new partners.

Stage 1: The new relationship

In the early days of a relationship you are looking for anything you can discover about them and seeing the good in your new partner. Everything they do is endearing.

They say: “I’m really looking forward to spending the weekend with my new love”

You say: “Awwww, they’ve just posted a status update about me. Isn’t that adorable?!”

Stage 2: The comfortable stage

You’re through the first heady stages and you’re used to seeing each other regularly. You’ve reached the stage where you realise that not everything you were enthused by in the beginning is as great as you thought. There’s also still the slight feeling of insecurity.

They say: “Did you see that goal? Definitely offside!”

You say: “YOU NEVER POST ABOUT ME ANYMORE! YOU CARE MORE ABOUT THE FOOTBALL THAN YOU DO ABOUT ME!”

Stage 3: The settled stage

By now you’re probably living together or maybe married. You’re feeling settled and more confident in the relationship. You spend time alone together when you can around work, kids and hobbies.

They say: You haven’t got a clue as you don’t bother reading their status anymore! Anything you need to know they tell you anyway! You’re too busy to keep checking on what they are doing!

Wasn’t life easier without Facebook?!