This Viral Photo Was Forcing A Conversation About The Right Time To Share Relationship Info On Social Media
“It’s not official until it’s on Instagram!” That’s the gag-ensuing line you hear when a couple goes from casually dating to 100 percent exclusive. The same goes for Facebook. If you’ve recently gotten married, the first thing you do is change your status from single to married. It’s a big deal especially to those that live on the internet. Changing your status on Facebook is every person’s dream — if, again, you want the whole world to know about your life. If you are indeed one of those people — and we’re not shaming anyone for it — the real question is: when do you make that online change? When do you choose to inform your Facebook friends that you’re finally officially married? Do you wait until you’ve gotten back from your honeymoon? Or do you do it sooner, perhaps on your wedding night?
A couple named Danielle and James decided the perfect time to change their Facebook status from single to married was in the middle of their ceremony.
The image was posted on a Facebook group titled “That’s It, I’m Wedding Shaming” and was reported by the Daily Mail. The shamer covered the couple’s face and captioned the picture by writing, “Instead of doing a unity candle or sand ceremony, Danielle & James changed their Facebook statuses to ‘married.'”
Now we can’t say for certain this couple chose to change their status to married at that exact time, but they are clearly on their phones while standing at the altar. As the publication notes, perhaps the couple used their cell phones to read their wedding vows.
What’s interesting about this picture is that we can’t see the reaction of their wedding guests. We’d really love to know if they’re supportive during this moment or if they’re cringing at their disrespectful timing.
The picture was posted on a wedding shaming Facebook group and sure enough, people mocked the couple’s “tacky” behavior.
It’s ironic, however, that people on Facebook chose to make fun of them for being on Facebook. Sure, it’s terrible timing, but it just seems like everyone is on social media at all hours of the day. This couple simply chose to do it at the most special time in their life!
So back to our original question: When should a couple update their Facebook status from single to married?
Some people are simply too eager to let the world know they are officially married. It’s a big deal in life, and we suppose it is normal to want to show off and tell their Facebook friends how much they’ve grown up.
So, it’s bad to change your status from single to married on the day after your wedding?
People probably already know that you were going to get married anyway, right? So why not update your Facebook status and get it over with? What’s the harm in that? You know people who shame you for announcing to the world about big milestones are on their phones too, they’re just not telling you about their every move.
To be honest, social media — especially on Facebook — is so intrusive about our life that it gives us all this pressure to update, and post, and overshare.
This woman is correct, Facebook has no chill. They already know our every move thanks to algorithms so we just play along because they give us no choice.
For those that are just too busy to update their status.
The dumb thing about changing it later is that people are probably thinking, “yeah, we know you’re married.”
When everyone and your kid knows you’re married, so you want to make it official like several years later.
This is kind of cute, especially if you have kids.
Now, remember, if you are updating your Facebook friends about your personal business don’t forget you may have to also update them about the bad stuff too.
There’s nothing worse than changing your status from married to single for everyone to see. We can’t just share the good, we have to share the real stuff too, even if it hurts. Also, your friends are supposed to be there for you through the good and the bad, right? On Facebook though, it’s all pretty superficial so in the end, who cares what you post. It will just live on the internet forever.
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