How To Change Your Relationship Status On Facebook In 9 Simple Steps

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As if defining the relationship wasn't tough enough, there's an entirely new element to it these days — representing it on social media. From Instagram posts with your new partner to changing your relationship status on Facebook, making things "official" looks totally different than it did 15 years ago. Because if your relationship status isn't on Facebook, does your relationship even exist? Probably not.

If your relationship status isn't as easily defined as "in a relationship", "divorced", or "single", no worries; Facebook has tons of options, whether things are complicated with you and your ex, you're in an open relationship, or you want the world to know you're getting serious with pizza. (Seriously, you can be in a relationship with "pizza"on Facebook.) And, you can also choose exactly who your share (or don't share) your status with.

According to the top Google searches in 2017, people have been wondering how one changes their relationship status on Facebook — it was the second most-asked relationship question of the year.

So if you're curious about how to change your relationship status on Facebook, it's actually quite easy. Whether you're breaking up, engaged, or dealing with something complicated and you want your Facebook friends to know about it, here's your step-by-step to change that relationship status stat.

1Click "About" On Your Profile Page

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Oh, look! It's me making a weird face, as per usual. My mug aside, your "About" section is under your name and in between "Timeline" and "Friends." You really can't miss it.

2Click "Family And Relationships" From The Column On The Left

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As we can see, I don't update my relationship status much. But I also have it hidden, so it doesn't matter — but we'll get to that later. Either way, click "Family and Relationships."

3You'll See A Spot For Your Relationship Status; Click "Edit"

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Yes, right there on that blue "Edit," put your cursor and tap.

4Choose From The Drop Down Menu

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So, you don't have that many relationships to choose from in this menu, although there are more than there used to be. It's nice to see that they've included open relationships, but considering all the relationships people could be in these days, Facebook could offer even more options.

5Pick What Your Status Is

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Choose which relationship best describes your relationship. Personally, I feel "It's complicated," is always a safe bet, but that's just me.

6Choose Your Partner — Or Ex Partner

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You don't have to link to the person you're in a relationship with if you don't want to, but if you do and the person is on Facebook, their name will auto-populate as you type it in the box. If the person (or thing, food, etc.) isn't on Facebook, it will look like that "Amanda Chatel" there — unhighlighted and un-hyperlinked when it appears on your profile. So if cheese is your soulmate, that's what it'll look like.

7Choose Who Can See This Important Info

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Once you've chosen your person, so to speak, it's time to choose your privacy. I mean, if you're going to put your relationship status on Facebook, you probably want everyone to see it, right? If not, then you have other options. I keep my mine private.

8Click "Save Changes"

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I'm in a complicated relationship with myself? Yep! Definitely sounds about right. So, "Save Changes" it is!

9You've Got Yourself A Relationship Status On Facebook!

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Voila! Facebook relationship status has been achieved! Of course, if the other half of your relationship is on Facebook and you linked to them, it would have their name listed next to your status. And, should that status change, you just go right back in again, the same exact way, and choose a different option from the drop down menu. Easy peasy pumpkin pie.

Now that you have this knowledge in your pocket, it's one less thing to Google in 2018.