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Old 07-30-2010, 02:16 AM
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Default Facebook: new "open relationship" status?

Has this been around for a while and I just didn't notice?

I just saw a friend's profile that said "In an open relationship with _____."

It's about bloody time!!!

but GAH! You can only be in one at a time! What the heck is the point of allowing open relationships, if you can only be in one??!?

Just for shits'n'giggles, I tried to be in an open relationship with my alter-ego facebook account (which existed only for playing those stupid games) and it said "Mercedes is already in a relationship"

yeesh.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:47 AM
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Relatioships + helps, but it's an ap, not the actual FB account, and it doesn't work very well in my experience - the 4 of us have been trying to get set up on it and it keeps messing up, lol.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:29 AM
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On Facebook, the female part of my couple has "It's complicated" for her "Relationship Status." He has "In an open relationship". I'm "Single".
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:24 AM
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I think it`s been around for awhile. My ex bf had that as his status last year.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:21 AM
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I have a poly app that makes it so I can have more than one partner and say I'm poly. I just don't use it cause of relatives and I figure those that know, know.

I think I just have it blanked out with nothing.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:14 PM
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I noticed it a while ago, not sure how long. And oddly, as open as i am in life, I am not sure I would advertise on such a vanilla site...hmmmmm
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:14 PM
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Just for shits'n'giggles, I tried to be in an open relationship with my alter-ego facebook account (which existed only for playing those stupid games) and it said "Mercedes is already in a relationship"

yeesh.
HAHAHAHAHAHA......that is freekin' hilarious!!!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:53 PM
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I wanted to acknowledge my boyfriend, because I didn't like the idea of "hiding" him, but at the same time not that many people know we're together... So I decided to go through facebook.
I couldn't add another relationship, which I expected. He couldn't add one with me, either. In the end he chose "in an open relationship" without specifying with whom.

I also have Relationship +, which allows me to have both my husband and my boyfriend in the same place, which I like. I hide the app from anyone but friends though.

My feeling is that facebook assumed that "open relationship" means you're with just one person, you sleep around with people who don't matter enough to be mentioned on facebook, and your "real" partner if fine with it.
For that reason, in Relationships+ I set it as "in a relationship with". I feel it's enough, plus I'm not sure it qualifies as "open", as it seems to me "open" might mean you don't have to ask before pursuing a new person.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:07 AM
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That's interesting. I didn't know that.

I wish I could say that I am separated. I can't....can't really say I'm divorced, either, 'cause I am not.
Frustrating. I like to be truthful, and "it's complicated" is really deceiving.

It's not complicated. I'm separated from my husband....who I am still legally married to.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:09 AM
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That's interesting. I didn't know that.

I wish I could say that I am separated. I can't....can't really say I'm divorced, either, 'cause I am not.
Frustrating. I like to be truthful, and "it's complicated" is really deceiving.

It's not complicated. I'm separated from my husband....who I am still legally married to.
Just my $.02 worth.....When I see someone with the status of "separated" I don't necessarily think about them as being legally "separated". I typically think they mean they're still married but not living with their spouse.
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