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Sex used to be what was sacred. Now it’s the Facebook relationship status. Think about it.

If a couple has sex, it often doesn’t mean anything. In fact, it’s often preceded by a clarification that “having sex won’t mean anything, right?” I mean, why should sharing the most intimate of all gestures and the possibility of creating a new human person mean anything? Crazy. And actually, such mood-killing talk would be the exception, not the rule. Many people don’t even discuss sex at all prior to “doing it.”

On the other hand, consider the Facebook relationship status. The one sure-fire way to tell if somebody is in a serious relationship is by checking his or her Facebook relationship status. If somebody changes her relationship status on Facebook, now you know it’s getting serious. And such a monumental step in a relationship is almost always preceded by a lot of careful consideration and a serious DTR conversation the night before. So romantic.

And we wonder why “it’s complicated.”

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4 Comments

  1. Matthew Warner
    Matthew Warner September 23, 2010

    I’m commenting on my own blog. Just wanted to say hi to anyone out there since this was my first post on the new Catholic Match blog!

    So…hi.

  2. Paul-398305 September 24, 2010

    This is a comment I feel comes from a very shallow person. Sex is a private item shared between two persons who have made a committment to each other, that will last beyond the morning. This is probably why there are so many unwanted children.

  3. Aaron-398652 August 31, 2011

    Paul,
    I think what Matthew is trying to point out here is the fact that culturally our priorities are screwed up. Young people these days put more thought into their Facebook status than to what they do or don’t do in the bedroom and Matthew makes the very valid point (albeit, tongue in cheek) that this is a problem. Matthew is not shallow, everyone who thinks in this disordered fashion is shallow.

  4. Andy-516957 August 31, 2011

    I had to bug-out from FB. It WAS complicated.

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