#232 It is Valentines Day
Sunday 14th February, 2010
It is Valentines Day. My so called boyfriend has completely ignore it despite clear indications from me that stuff would be anticipated and expected. And I want full on Facebook recognition as ´´in a relationship´ status. As promised to me, when he proposed, last Wednesday. should I Poke, defriend or ignore?
(From SexySue, downunder, via email)
SexySue (?¿) I find your dilemma both fitting and sadly of the demanding hissy fit girlfriend type. Shame on you for falling for such commercial ´graces´. Shame on him for proposing without first notifying his Facebook network of his intentions. How dare he? as this is (surely) the modern day requirement of asking the parents for their daughters hand. Perhaps you could wrong foot your beloved by updating your Facebook status to first ín a relationship´, then swiftly to ´single´and finally íts complicated´- dependent on the manner in which he is (supposed) to woo you today.
Whatever happens, I was always taught that it is considered polite to ´hide´your disappointment. Surely as a woman you are good at this. Then you can sniff objectionally all day, claim that you a ´not sulking´, when in fact you have marked his card to be held against him for all time. Is romance this dead? Facebook updates aside, remember that he LOVES you. He has proposed (more fool him) and that even the most begrudging of relationship holdings can produce quite acceptable yields if properly maintained. Which leads me to ask, what have you got him?…
Have fun with Cupid. With love from proper facebook etiquette xTweet