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Relationship Status – Skye

Your relationship status, and other things that don’t matter.
Why you should stop caring about how social media portrays your worth. Spoiler alert- it doesn’t really matter!

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71 thoughts on “Relationship Status – Skye”

  1. I think that this is something that people need to start to realize in life. Who cares what people think all that matters is that you understand the relationships that you are in. I think that it is important that people define the terms on their relationship themselves because each person is different. Allowing society to decide what you should or shouldn’t be is not something that we as humans should allow to continue to happen in our lives.

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  2. I like the idea of not having titles as long as you both know what’s going on and are happy with it. Also, another point that I thought was very accurate was that books and movies dictate what relationships are supposed to be when it should have no control.

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  3. Considering I had just recently gone through something related to this, this particular video struck my interest. Skye says that labeling a relationship is pointless, and I couldn’t agree more. At first I thought that labeling a relationship was normal and the only way to approach it, but what I have realized is that labeling makes everything complicated and takes the fun out of relationships. Something else that I realized was that it really is no one else’s business what your relationship status is; therefore, as long as you are happy who cares. This goes back to individual sustainability because when you are in tune with yourself and your emotions, you can then be comfortable being in a non-labeled relationship.

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  4. I think this video actually hits a point that is pretty prominent on our campus here at JMU. Everyone is just looking for a weekend hookup, but there are not a lot of actual meaningful relationships.

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  5. Wait, I love this so much. People are scared of gray. Things have to be black, or white. When something is not labeled, it becomes too complex; too confusing, too complicated. But this is where conversation and discussion comes in—which is exactly what we need more of in our world (and in our relationships!). It is so completely true that we are only encouraged to talk about certain topics (in this video, specifically dating) in certain contexts, spaces, and ways. If we stray outside of that—we aren’t normal. And society has taught us to think this way. I think about how aggressive sexual behavior in movies has been romanticized and glamourized, and how that affects rape culture. We have to be careful and aware of how we are being told to think and view the world. We have to learn to take in information, but to use our best judgment as to whether it’s true or false, and good or bad. Only you can be the one to decide. To sum it up: Do you boo-boo. Boom.

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  6. I think the really important thing is that as long as the people in the relationship know what they are that should be enough. People outside of the relationship do not need to know the terms because the are not in it.

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  7. I love Skye’s message here. I have always been mystified how social media, Facebook specifically, has shaped modern dating. What I mean by this is a lot of people don’t consider a relationship serious or legitimate unless it’s “FBO”. Logging on and updating your relationship status is something that a lot of people do immediately when they make things official with a significant other just to have a stream of likes and gushing comments. A lot of the time, this has almost nothing to do with the person that you’re in a relationship with. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to label that you’re in a relationship on Facebook, I just think the intention behind doing is often from a superficial place with this generation specifically.

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  8. Titles in relationships offer a way to explain one’s relationship with another in simple terms in order to satisfy an overly curious friend or family member. In fact, sometimes I wish my current relationship could be defined do easily just to get people to leave me alone about it. However, it is okay if a relationship can not be explained with one word. Sometimes it is actually better that way. There should be absolutely no rush to call someone your boyfriend or girlfriend. If you are not willing to wait, then maybe you shouldn’t be with that person.

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  9. As someone who’s never been in a relationship, I’ve never had to deal with this on a personal level, but I’ve always seen or heard people talk about their relationships, and I just never care. If they want to talk about it, that’s fine, but I’m not going to get emotionally involved with something that doesn’t involve me.

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  10. I have been single all my life and though I can not compare to being in a relationship, I can say being single is much less stressful. You just have to worry about your own happiness and find what makes you happy. Trying to be in a relationship or find a person you like and making it work can truly be one of the most stressful things in life. Finding happiness within yourself and not caring what other people think whether you are in a relationship or not is the most important thing. Do not let others define your life.

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  11. This video brought up a good point for me. You should not try to label your relationship, but instead define the terms with your partner. That is very true because it makes it a lot easier. Labels are mainly to describe your relationship to other people, but it is honestly none of their business. In addition, if you cannot define the terms with your partner, then it may not be the right relationship for you.

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  12. Everyone nowadays not only wants to notify everyone about their daily lives, but wants to make themselves seem happier than they actually are. “Look! Me and Timmy are celebrating 2 weeks together! #InLove #blessed” *insert double-filtered and edited photo here* Most likely, the relationship isn’t what it appears to be, but people want that happy, defining relationship on social media. It’s sad, but people do care about their FB status, maybe more than they care about their “significant other”. With caring so much about image, sometimes relationships will carry on, or start, when they really should not have. Usually the happiest, healthiest relationships are not posted all over social media sites since they are confident and happy with each other without 50 likes on their selfie.

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  13. I am currently in a relationship. I don’t agree with the “terms” people shouldn’t label what you are. I have always talked with my boyfriend about what we are and talk to each other about everything. It is never anyone else business what we are all that matters is we know.

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  14. This is a subject that I have always struggled with. I think people get more wrapped up in what their “relationships status” is than what their actual emotional connection is. There is such a rush to define what is between two people that we often skip getting to know each other on any sort of deeper level. Then, we’re surprised when the “relationship” doesn’t ultimately work out. For relationships to be successful, they need to progress naturally without the pressure of defining what you’re referring to each other as.

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  15. While I’ve never been the person to make a big deal about relationships or have friends that made a big deal about labeling relationships I really appreciated the point made about knowing what the terms are with people you are in a relationship with. The reason I appreciate this point is that I personally have issues with knowing where I stand with people, mostly my friends and other people I’m close with, and it was always hard to have that conversation on “where we stand” or “what the terms are”. I think that point was also important because often people become friends with people but one or both people in the relationship might not know what the terms are and they might also not know how important it is to know the terms. I also appreciated this video in general because it provides another point of view on “labeling relationships” that differs from my own.

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  16. I have some personal experience with this issue. When i was in a relationship with these kinds of issues o would often wish that other people would just stop trying to put unnecessary labels on relationships and would let the them develop naturally. I also agree that although the labels themselves arent all that important it is vital for couples to effectively communicate about these types of issues.

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  17. This video really made a lot of sense to me. In the past, I have definitely been one to focus on defining a relationship, maybe even too much. I think her idea that as long as you have talked with your significant other about where/what you are, what your so-called “label” is doesn’t really matter. If you find happiness with one another, that’s the important thing. I think a lot of people, especially those in college, get really hung up on trying to describe what their relationship should be called, rather than just enjoying their time with the person they love.

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  18. The idea of informing others via social media of ones relationship is strictly to the those two people is it not? I do not personally use social media to do anything of the sort because it does not interest me. I wouldn’t necessarily say it doesn’t matter at all. I find a number of people have trouble just talking about what type of relationships they are in. Trouble as in they just don’t talk about it. I’m not saying social media is the best way to alleviate this problem, but many people seem to use social media as a way to let others know almost as a warning to back off. Honestly, it is up to couples how they work their own relationships and if they want decide how to communicate it then that is on them.

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  19. I agree that the status of relationships is annoying, people asking multiple times, “Why haven’t you found a boyfriend yet? ” or “Being in a relationship would make you so happy.” is absurd. I should not have to be depending on another person in order to feel happy. If I ever get to a point like that I will seriously need to work on myself and my morals. Happiness should come within myself anyway, they things that I have accomplished should make me happy not being with another person.

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  20. I think Skye brought up some interesting points, and I would really like to explore this further. I agree that communication is very important in any kind of a relationship, and it’s something that I don’t think enough people realize, or spend time working on. It’s not possible to have a healthy relationship if the individuals aren’t on the same page. People change throughout the course of a relationship, and that is not something that is addressed enough. We need to continue to talk and work things out with each other. Just because you had a conversation last month about each other and the relationship, doesn’t necessarily mean that you shouldn’t have another. It’s important to keep up with each other and know what the other person expects in the relationship.

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  21. I think it was very valid to open the video mentioning that a lot of social events and conversations revolve around talking about our relationships, hookups, crushes, etc. Ever since I got to college, I’ve found that so relevant. All my girlfriends want to talk about is boys!! I think having that “serious conversation” is scary because theres a reason you are having it– you aren’t sure what the other person wants. So what if you want something they don’t? You might scare them away.

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  22. I thought this video was really interesting. In today’s society defining the relationship (DTR) is really important. It is especially important for girls. I think it is more important to girls because girls are the ones who watch/read the romances the most. I think that life would probably be less complicated if people didn’t worry so much about the title, but instead worried about the relationship itself.

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  23. Before this video, I personally thought that having a title in a relationship was major because without the title people wouldn’t take it serious. Now I see that title doesn’t really make the relationship, the bond does. This video has made some clarifications on my personal experiences. One of me my closest guy friends started to date, as we started to date our friendship started to fade away. We stop doing things that we would normally do together. I’ve always wondered why that happened. But now I know that the title on the relationship was being held way too serious, which made it awkward for the both of us.

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  24. Skye’s video hits on a very important point. You don’t need to label your relationships! While that may be convenient and actually simplify your life it isn’t always necessary to strictly define how you relate to a partner. I have had two different experiences with labeling relationships. When there was a rush to define it and add a label there was a quick demise of the relationship. But when there was no rush to fit it in a box and both of us were comfortable with where we were and how the relationship was evolving, having come to a consensus, and realizing that labels didn’t work, the relationship flourished. Communication is key and people shouldn’t be deathly afraid to have tough or awkward conversations with someone they are romantically involved with. The worst, or possibly the best thing that could happen is that you find out that you two aren’t really the best for each for each other.

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  25. as some one who has been in relationships good and bad i really like and agree with the message Skye is giving. the relationships both romantic and platonic that had me feeling like I couldn’t always communicate what I wanted would wither and die, while the ones in which i could thrived and continue to, even after fights and disagreements, even up to breaking up. the people that i have had good communication with have and always will be a good part of my life. i wonder, however, if there is a better alternative to just dropping someone out of your life if they or yourself don’t feel comfortable talking openly and honestly. if the person is someone you honestly care deeply about i think that maybe trying to deepen the relationship and try and open the communicative aspect, instead of just saying we are no good together, although that may be just my opinion.

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  26. I understand where Skye is coming from and I do agree that we do not need to label our relationships. There is no reason to define a relationship based on those four labels because relationships aren’t always clear cut like that. Every single person has a relationship with someone whether it is a boyfriend, your parents or a friend. People get so worked up with statuses that sometimes they can become so insecure. I personally know people whose goal is to find someone so they can display their “victory” on all their social media. They want to take pictures of their significant other and show off how great their relationship is. It has become the norm to be forced into one of these labels.

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  27. This topic comes up a lot today because of the new relationship stage “talking”. People don’t typically like the stage of talking because it means they like each other but don’t want the commitment of labeling it as a relationship. I personally think this stage is stupid because if you like someone you should want to be with them without caring what the stage means. People are so obsessed with labeling things today that even before dating there’s a stage. People should just worry about if they are happy with someone.

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    1. I loved watching this video because Skye made a lot of really good points about different kind of relationships. Not many people in our society take “relationships” very seriously anymore. It is really important for both people to know what status they are in and agree on it, and how important it is to talk to one another about serious topics like this. Social media should not decide what categories relationships fall under.

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  28. Relationships nowadays are completely different. People like to portray on social media how great their relationship is when most of the time it isn’t even close to a good relationship. You always want to portray yourself in the best light and show everyone how great your life is.

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  29. I find this interesting. I believe that if you are happy in your relationship, others will notice without you having to prove it through a title or social media update. Society seems to take relationships as less important over time and as technology increases. If two people in a relationship are happy I do not think anything else should come into play with showing off how happy you are. You do not need to prove anything to anyone else.

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  30. I see where Skye is coming from where the importance of the label is really only for those in a relationship but for me I find that these labels are extremely important for covert reasons. It makes a difference socially and emotionally if someone says you are their significant other rather than someone they are just dating because it shows that that person is important enough for their partner to proudly tell others about the connection you have. I could also be biased because of negative romantic experience so what I’m saying should be taken with a grain of salt.

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  31. I definitely agree with what was said in this video. The media constructed crazy standards that real people think they have to follow. It’s a good thing if your relationship is not the same as another, but people find it to be a crime. A label isn’t always necessary, but communication to come to an agreement is essential.

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  32. Relationships should not be based around the people around you. However, sadly that is what our society has come to do. Relationships are now defined through social media like Facebook and Instagram . You are not in a real relationship unless Facebook officially says “you are in a relationship with..” or if Instagram pictures prove you have the perfect relationship. People have become so used to this form of defining that we have lost the meaning of what a real defined relationship exactly looks like and feels like.

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  33. The four categories of a relationship these days are totally relatable and actually bogus. I completely agree that there doesn’t need to be a particular label but first and foremost there should be an actual conversation between the wants and desires you have versus what your partner wants. I think social media misconstrues relationships because it gives something people to talk about, it represents a dramatic way to converse. Knowing what the terms are is the first step towards progression in a relationship.

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  34. I completely agree with Skye’s beliefs on putting a “title” on a relationship. I believe in many cases, putting a title on any relationship can add unnecessary stress and expectations. In my personal experience, allowing the individuals in the relationship time to gathers one’s feelings and goals before adding a title will help make the relationship seem effortless and not forced. This gives both individuals who are romantically involved time to understand each others expectations and hopefully not need to change how they act towards one another. By letting each aspect of your relationship develop naturally, I believe you will be able to grow and develop with your partner on a more personal level.

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  35. I have experienced exactly what they video touches upon. In my last relationship, my partner wouldn’t allow us to continue unless I officially titled us as “dating” and ensured that everyone else knew this title. I think the desire to title relationships causes an unnecessary stressor and actually ruins many in turn. I have seen many people abandon relationships because their partner “didn’t want the same thing.” Individuals get to caught up in the four titles described in this video and therefore, if their partner doesn’t want the same exact title, they abandon them and move on. I think if people continued relationships without the desire to label them right away, they would be much more successful

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  36. I agree that communication is key in relationship. If you are on the same page as your partner, then you can avoid a lot of conflict. Serious conversations keep relationships healthy, deep and meaningful. Being able to define your relationship makes you feel secure, in charge of your emotions and happy. And isn’t that what we want in a relationship.

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  37. I mostly agree with what she said. I think it’s important for partners to understand these terms, but not necessarily be defined by them. It seems like partners are always so caught up in the, “oh we’re complicated, etc” instead of what may actually be going on. Nowadays, it’s all a performance. It’s not for the partners themselves anymore, it’s for other people to know, which I think is ridiculous.

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  38. I think social media has hindered relationships of all levels. We feel the need to set a label, often times according to fantasies or false impressions that we see on social media networks, for example. The lack of communication makes it tough to establish valuable relationships.

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  39. Seriously, why do we have to title things? I feel like it makes things worse when people are scared to commit to this made up thing of a “relationship”. Similarly, marriage is the same way. People think that when they are in love that they have to get married and I don’t understand why. If you are committed to each other and your love is connected what does the title of married do to the two of you besides help you lose money?

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  40. Especially with the influence of social media, it seems like people are more interested in defining their relationship status so they can tell other people about it. It’s really not that big of a deal; you should be able to talk to your partner about where you stand, but it doesn’t need to be something that everyone needs to know about. The relationship is between two people, not outsiders who are irrelevant to the situation, but with the rise of social media people seem more anxious to label the relationship so they can share it with others.

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  41. This is so relatable. Nowadays, it seems like there has be some big event that people refer to as “The Talk”. Not only is it bogus that “The Talk” is such a big deal, but everyone puts it off for fear of being too forward. If you want to have a positive relationship, being open and honest is so important. So why is it so hard for people to be open and honest about what they want from the relationship from the start?

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  42. As college students it is all to clear that there is a “hookup culture” here on campus. I agree that the basis of any relationship is talking. Meaningful discussion is the best way to get to know people! How do you really know your significant other, friend, co-worker if you can’t talk to them on a deeper level? We shouldn’t have to make talking a big deal. Its the only healthy way you can get through arguments. Lets not let social media get in the way of our relationships!

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  43. What Skye said it is very accurate, media really does control what we learn about relationships. It dictates how we percieve our first date will go, prom, engagements, and even relationships with family and friends. It also generates our societies social norms and creates gender roles that make the people watching think that’s the way everything should be. We have become so reliant on technology to tell us how we should live that we barely even know how to talk to each other and we find sitting down and having a serious conversation with someone too awkward. As a society we focus too much on labels when we should really just be defining our relationships under our own terms. Why can’t I just be happy in my own relationship with out a title as long as we both know what we expect out of it?

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  44. I think technology is making communication between relationships extremely hard. Technology has allowed couples a way out of face to face communication. This is allowing them to hind behind their screens if they’re nervous to talk about something with their partner. Also, I believe that having a so called “title” is not important at all. It should be what the couple believes they want to have not what social media sites want you to have.

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  45. I had just recently gone through something related to this, this particular video struck my interest. Media really does control what we learn about relationships. Labels can give us a false hope of what our relationship should look like. Technology helps us avoid face to face conversation and helps us hide behind our phones if we are nervous or uncomfortable with a topic.

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  46. This video was really relatable especially with our generation where “defining the relationship” is seen to be uncool or unnecessary, it’s something that is completely acceptable when going into a relationship so that both people know what to expect from it.

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  47. This really made me think about if the whole in a relationship title is even relevant, and i agree that it’s not. However i think this video is easier said than done. I recently went through a break up and the reason was do to lack of communications so the having a serious conversation part helped me think of what to do in the future.

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  48. I agree that titles are definitely not necessary as long as the two people are on the same page. Every person who has ever been through serious relationships tell me “communication is key” and this video supports that theory. I also enjoyed hearing that if you can’t communicate openly with the person, then that person may not be the right one.

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  49. I really related to this, because I feel like putting a label on a relationship is really difficult. If I’m talking to someone, that doesn’t mean I’m in a relationship, but at the same time, I’m not really talking to anyone else, and so I’m not really “single” either. And I can definitely relate to the pressure of friends and family, as often I feel pushed to say I’m dating someone even if it isn’t quite at that level yet.

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  50. When you said that worrying about the label was the least important part, I agree with that statement. You shouldn’t worry about whether you guys are “friends with benefits” or each other’s girlfriend/boyfriend. What you should know if you guys are exclusive, just having fun, emotionally supportive, or if it’s just a physical thing. That is where communication plays a good part, you need to talk about what one another thinks so you two are on the same page and the relationship has the chance of prospering.

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  51. This video gave good advice but I think that people should do their own thing in a relationship. If you want to have a relationship all over social media, go ahead. Personally, I don’t think thats the best way to handle it, but it’s your decision. Most girls will always want a “label” on the relationship so it’s hard to not have that. I agree with what she said about sitting down and talking about it though. Communication is the best thing in a relationship. How else will you be able to talk to someone if you can’t communicate?

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  52. I really liked Skye’s delivery about the topic of relationships because she appeared to be joke-like and light with the subject while delivering points that are important when having a relationship. What struck me and what I am noticing more is that our society really only limits relationships to the four categories of dating, being single, hooking up, and being married when it does not necessarily have to be that black and white. I think that there is a lot of pressure to define your relationship and as we get older, there is definitely a lot of expectation to get serious with someone when it may not always work out for every person. I think that being happy is the most important thing, and if you and the person you are with are okay with your current relationship, then its up to you to define it or not. There should not be such a huge emphasize on locking down serious relationships forever because part of being human is changing your mind and society should encourage that is okay to do.

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  53. I agree with what Skye is saying here. Why do we have to define our relationship publicly on social media? If the two people know what they are what does it matter what everyone else knows they aren’t the one in the relationship.

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  54. Having been in a few long term relationships myself I can confidently say that the worth of a title doesn’t matter at all as long as both you and your significant other are dedicated, and on the same page about what the relationship means to you. I don’t believe there’s anything harmful about putting a title on your relationship, and it can be beneficial to be able to call someone else “yours”, yet inversely I also feel as though a relationship can still be extremely meaningful without one.

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  55. I think a way that a couple wants to define a relationship is between them. It isn’t necessary to have to post on social media about the status of your relationship if you aren’t comfortable with it. I also think that today, technology is hurting relationships and face to face communication that is supposed to be normal in a relationship. Technology is allowing people to hide behind screens and avoid contact and communication with others. Being able to sit down and have a conversation with your friend or girlfriend or boyfriend is important so you both could be on the same page.

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  56. I do think it is important to talk about relationship statuses even if it can be a little scary because everyone thinks differently and signals can be misinterpreted. We need to remember to be upfront with others because no one can read other peoples minds and no one wants to waste their time playing guessing games. Having “abnormal” relationships is actually quite normal because every relationship is different just like each individual. Relationships are not black and white, they are a rainbow with every color imaginable.

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  57. I think the things said in this video are extremely important in today’s society. Sadly, we seem to let social media decide whether we are “in a relationship” or not. As a whole, we feel the need to title a relationship as if it’s everyone else’s business. There are only two people that are part of this type of relationship, and there should be no outside pressure to decide exactly what the relationship is.

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  58. I really hadn’t thought of this before. As a society, we are so molded by what the media tells us through shows, movies, and social media websites. Why do our relationships have to be “Facebook official” in order for it to be a relationship? It doesn’t. Not everything needs to be broadcasted or defined.

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  59. This video was refreshing, I thought it was a good reminder because in the movies we often time see couples that follow “the plan”, we often times think that the status means more than it actually does. The way social media has made us feel that there is one option to relationships when actually the feelings mean more.

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  60. This video was spot on. When you have some sort of romantic relationship with someone, your friends (well at least mine) constantly ask “what are you two”. I always felt so much pressure to give an exact answer because when I said that I wasn’t really sure exactly what we are, it was a huge shock to everyone and some of my friends even told me that I “really needed to figure out what we are”. The truth is, sometimes labels aren’t necessary and they only add unneeded stress.

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  61. I am I complete agreement that not only couples but also friends should know where each other stands. I feel like friends are easier to come by that a partner because they do not feel as permeant, but in reality friends can end up staying longer than any partner. Personally I have been in a relationship for over a year and yet I have never posted my relationship status online. Who besides the person I am in the relationship with needs to know that? No one! My partner and I know exactly where we stand with each other and in our relationship and thats all I feel is important.

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  62. I found this video the most interesting because it really relates to our generation. Everybody is so scared of not “defining the relationship” when really it doesn’t matter. I think most people define the relationships mostly for the sake of other people knowing. Who cares what other people think or say about your relationships, whether you are dating, or have a thing, or whatever you are. If you are happy in the relationship who cares whether you call each other boyfriend/girlfriend or not.

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  63. I agree with the video especially when it says that partners don’t need to worry as much on labeling their relationships but instead talk to each other. I know so many couples that are so different on social media versus in real life, they like to paint that image of a perfect relationship. I was never like this and have been together with my boyfriend for a year, but you still can’t tell much about us through our social media accounts.

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  64. I think to an extent labelling a relationship does provide an easier way of explaining your relationship, mostly to others. For example, if i was to tell my parents or friends that I was dating someone, it sets in their minds what we are. We don’t see other people, we are romantically involved, and there are qualities in this person that i find very attractive. Its much easier to say I’m dating someone, and whoever I’m talking to thinks that to themselves than for me to list all the feelings I have about my partner. On the flip side, if I said I’m seeing someone to one of my friends, they know we aren’t romantically involved, we may be seeing other people, and perhaps there are qualities about this person that I don’t like, enough to keep me from dating them. All in all I disagree with this video for the most part. I believe there are some uses for labels.

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  65. I think that this is very true to most relationships now-a-days. People look at social media to show them what their relationship should be like, when really it should be an intimate bond which the two people in the relationship classify to their liking.

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  66. I completely agree with the main idea in this video that rather than trying to define all relationships by the few standards, it is better to just talk to each other and figure it out on your own. I also strongly believe that it is dumb to feel the need to broadcast your relationship status on social media, such as Facebook. I say this because whether I post it on there or not, my friends and the people who know me will already be aware of if I am in a relationship or not so what is the point to post it other than to show all your other random Facebook “friends”.

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  67. This video perfectly describes where I am in life right now. I have been seeing this guy for a while now but my friends and I are on two completely different pages about how necessary it is that this guy and I are “official”. We have a great relationship, with great and meaningful conversations and we enjoy spending time with each other so why does it matter that we don’t label ourselves as boyfriend and girlfriend.

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  68. I agree with Skye that communication is a key component in any form of a relationship and that we need to stop allowing social media to play a role in our relationship status with people. The 4 “categories” of a relationship that Skye mentioned are affecting relationships we have the people, because they are forcing us to put a label on a relationship we have with someone. In order to not let this label affect that relationship, we need to continue to communicate with each other, because the status of relationships are frequently changing.

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  69. I am in a relationship and we haven’t put anything online. We don’t feel the need to. In addition, our relationship started out with us defining what was important. I know a lot of relationships seem to end badly, and there is a lot of pessimism (backed up by data) about the point of even being with someone. Being in a relationship takes effort and time; putting in the effort and time to be with someone is easily one of the most rewarding and awesome experiences I have found in my life.

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  70. Communication is key in a relationship and social media allows communication to be to easily accessible. This easily accessible communication is not the type of communication to build a relationship on because it is usually continuous small talk and never deep and meaningful conversations.

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