Facebook Adds Relationship Status for Co-Habiting Couples

Facebook Adds Relationship Status for Co-Habiting Couples

Taryn Williford
Feb 18, 2011

Ever heard one of your friends say, "It's not official until it's Facebook official"? That's because your social networking relationship status seems to hold more weight in your (non-virtual) social life than the one you file with the courts. So we're glad to see Facebook roll out two new relationship status options—inlcuding one aimed at co-habiting couples.

Previously, Facebookers were limited to a small list of nine different relationship options. But the Zuck opened the door to two new unions yesterday: "In a civil union," and "In a domestic partnership."

Although you don't have to be in a same-sex couple to choose either option (or in a couple at all, really), it's clear the addition of the new statuses was aimed at creating a "just right" option for same sex couples who previously would have deemed themselves "It's complicated."

Although state laws still vary on what constitutes a domestic partnership—and certainly on the recognition of a civil union—Facebook isn't going to be checking your court records, so you can be whatever you want to be with your sweetie.

Who knew equality would come first on Facebook? Huzzah!

Via GeekSugar

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