Facebook allows you to define your relationship status with a specific person. One of the more common settings is "It's complicated." Girls, attempting to be cute, always list some close friend as their "its complicated" partner. Unfortunately, guys doing this is not as cute.

This begs the question: Can you be in a complicated relationship with yourself? The vanity mirror by my desk most definitely says "yes." Imagine the 3am chuckles a Facebook stalker would get by seeing that I'm in a relationship with myself on my profile! It would also add a plus++ factor to the narcissism quotient (and extravagant narcissism is always funny on these types of sites)

Well, according to Facebook:

Man, how demoralizing. Not only does it use RED ERROR TEXT to say how wrong I am ... it also issues a command. RETURN TO THE HOME PAGE, YOU LOSER.. It's always sad when a social networking tool reminds you that you have on friends. When I created Tabulas, I made sure to wordsmith the "no friends" phrase in your profile... On that page, if a certain field doesn't have a value (like your AIM name), it'll simpy omit that. I decided that for friends, it'd be funnier if I simply said "User has no friends." I remember somebody once got the joke...

Currently listening to: Ringside - Tired of Being Sorry
Posted by roy on July 10, 2006 at 09:57 AM in Foolishness | 3 Comments

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Comment posted on July 11th, 2006 at 10:54 AM
This is one of the best posts on the internet going. I guess facebook respects other people's New Agey, PO/MO sentiments to that degree. "You cannot be in a relationship with yourself" indeed.
Comment posted on July 11th, 2006 at 06:44 AM
hahaha... man... facebook, it's evil.
Comment posted on July 10th, 2006 at 06:10 PM
WAHAHAH. you crack me up roy. that's hilarious :)