I Don’t Understand This At All

I think I’m too old to understand this.

Ashley Shinn didn’t know she was in a relationship until asked to confirm it in a message from Facebook. The 22-year-old University of North Texas senior received a Facebook request from her new beau after a kiss. “We didn’t talk about it, then we kissed and then that night he sent me that request,” on Facebook, she said. “Without discussing it. I was like, ‘Oh, OK, I guess.'”

Shinn is one of more than 67 million Facebook users. The social networking Web site has redefined privacy online by allowing users to create profiles with photos, quotes, personal information and relationship statuses.

Facebook users list themselves as single, in a relationship, married, engaged, in an open relationship or to say “It’s complicated.”

So it’s not “real” if it’s not on Facebook?  Is that how it works?

I thought that’s what letterman sweaters and “wearing his ring” were for.

– No, no, no, child.  A letterman sweater is not something he wears on the late-night show occasionally.  Sigh.

I’m too old to want to understand this!

Cooper said he has listed relationships before on Facebook. “It was her decision at the time,” he said. “She said it’d prevent a lot of issues if we put it on Facebook.”

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