Credit: Sam Diephuis
You’ve fought over whether to change your relationship status. You’ve argued about including her in your profile picture. And now, your girlfriend might want you to split a Facebook account with her. No matter how common this gets, it’s breaking Guy Code.
Because whether you’re sharing drunken photos or strange political beliefs, your Facebook account is for expressing yourself as an individual. That’s the whole reason Facebook was created. Being in a couple doesn’t mean that you’re not your own man–at least, it shouldn’t–so why represent yourself that way online?
Besides, sharing an account with a girl will just make things confusing. How do we know which one of you posted those status updates (like “Had a good day at yoga”)? Which one of you wished us a happy birthday? Which one of you are we chatting with? Why would we tag both of you in a photo taken before you two even met each other?
Shared accounts are the ultimate case of Facebook making relationships more difficult than they need to be, and they’re just plain creepy. It’s hard to read a couple’s status update without imagining both of them saying it out loud simultaneously, like those twins from “The Shining.” (“Here’s a video of our cat playing with a paper bag…forever and ever and ever…”)
You know a relationship is getting serious when you hear “Should we move in together?” and “Do you like kids?” Those questions are hard enough. We don’t need another one–especially not, “Your profile or mine?”