How to Do the Relationship Thing on Facebook (5 Steps)

By Micah McDunnigan

Facebook lets you advertise your relationship status on your profile.
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Facebook is all about connections between people. The majority of your connections on Facebook will be friendships, but you might have one particularly special relationship with another person you want to highlight to the rest of your friends and everyone else on the social networking site. You can add this relationship to your Facebook account by editing the relationship fields of your profile information.

Step 1

Log into your Facebook account then go to your Timeline.

Step 2

Click on the "Update Info" button to the right of your name.

Step 3

Click on the "Edit" button at the top of the "Relationships and Family" box, then scroll down the form that will appear until you see the "Relationship Status" label and the drop down menu next to it.

Step 4

Click on the drop down menu next to "Relationship Status" and select your current relationship status from the options in the list. If you wish to add the person with whom you are in that relationship, type their name into the text field below the drop down menu.

Step 5

Click the "Save" button to save your changes. The relationship status you selected will immediately display on your Facebook Timeline. If you added the name of the person with whom you were in the relationship, Facebook will send him or her a request to confirm that he or she is in a relationship with you. After that person confirms the request, Facebook will display your names on each other's profiles next to the relationship status you selected.