But in 2017, the Facebook relationship status is dead and if you really want the world to know someone has stolen your heart there’s only one way to go: make it Instagram official.
Going Instagram official means posting a photo of you and your significant other, generally looking casual yet cute, to your Instagram page accompanied by a somewhat ambiguous caption or series of emoji.
It’s a way of declaring to the world, yes, we are dating.“I love lurking on people’s Instagram official posts,” said Jamie, an advertising manager in Brooklyn.
“After we followed each other back on Instagram I posted pics of stuff that I knew he would like for a while,” Brooke, a student in Virginia said.
“This way, I was making it clear that this life event has happened. His girlfriend’s social network immediately blew up with the news and people sent messages saying to the two saying they were happy for them.
Jim didn’t ask his girlfriend first, and you certainly don’t have to.
We know what’s up.”She said Instagramming in this way feels safer when the relationship is undeclared.
“You would never post a photo with just you two in it when you’re just hanging out, that’s so aggressive,” she said.
“After the act I thought wow, that was sort of a bold aggressive move,” he said.