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Tech and Dating Tips 2009-03-23 09:00:13

Tech Dating 101: Changing Your Relationship Status

Spring has sprung, and it's not only the time for budding flowers and April showers, it's the time of budding romances too! But with so much new technology out there, the art of dating has become more complicated than ever — we can totally feel Drew Barrymore's pain in He's Just Not That Into You when she laments about having to keep up with several different technologies just to get rejected.


So in the face of this uncharted territory, geeksugar and DearSugar are teaming up to bring you a series about love and the technologies that connect us called Tech Dating 101. We'll answer some of the burning questions you might have about both subjects, like our first question this week:

How long should I wait to change my status from "Single" to "In a Relationship" after I begin dating someone?

To see my take on this important online predicament, just read more.

It's kinda hard to know when to take the plunge from "single" to "in a relationship" unless you've had the whole relationship talk. But if you aren't the talking type, then taking a peek at his Facebook or MySpace status can answer a whole lot of questions. Of course, guys are pretty notorious for not paying attention to the little details, so I'd just try and gauge your relationship itself — if you both aren't dating anyone else and you're regularly going over your monthly texting limit to send him notes, connecting via email every day, and can still have a great face-to-face convo over dinner, I'd say you're pretty much taken. Or you could always go the easy route, and not list your relationship status at all until you've got a ring on your finger. That takes the guesswork out of everything!

To find out why Dear says communication is not only important to your relationship, but also to your online status, head on over to DearSugar.

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