Monday, April 5, 2010

Chinese (Dominican/Puerto Rican) Experiment

It's sad but true - we've been single since before FaceBook. And since FB has been the medium of choice for starting, complicating and announce the end of relationships - Jaded and I have embarked on a journey .... we're officially in a FB relationship. And this is what we've learned so far:

  • You can't just be in a relationship with just anybody. They have to actually confirm that they know you. FB said I had a "relationship request." When I clicked it, it asked: Would you like to confirm your relationship with Raquel? I confirmed, although we both wonder what would happen if I ignored the request. (But that wouldn't facilitate this CDPR Experiment)
I suppose this is kind of like real life, in that you do kinda have to ask someone to be your girlfriend or boyfriend - I mean, you at least have to have the discussion ... I'm glad to see that hasn't changed. Like, in my day - you asked someone to dance ... and nowadays, you simply have to see someone dancing and that apparently means you can bump your dick against his/her ass and sway in time. But FB confirms that the idea of having to ask someone to be in a relationship with you is still alive today. That's good to know.

  • The people that know us well are completely baffled by our announcement in FB. Others who know us both are reluctantly (and ingenuously) thanking God we're off the market. (Dumb asses)
Apparently, it's still commonplace for people to be plastic and smile all up in your face(book) about shit ... I really wish that weren't true, but alas - it is. OH! And dumbasses still exist - but we already knew that.

Next on our list is to figure out what happens when you try to be in multiple relationships at the same time. I'll give the details in my next post - but first I have to find someone who is willing to let me try to "Relationship" them on FB without it being weird or anything.

ta ta for now


The Jaded NYer said...

I'm about to pull the rug out from under you... we're about to be "complicated" up in this bitch!

But seriously, my FAMILY is all "liking" my status change. I'm feeling guilty and cruel at having tricked my Tias like that.

Ay I'm gonna be in so much trouble with these ladies... *sigh* All in the name of Science, tho, right?

JACK said...

LMAO @ your family on your FB page. Compartmentalize, pendeja!

yet another black guy said...

wait, you two or announcing your friendship or "relationship"?

JACK said...

it's an experiment we're doing on Facebook after hearing about how FB is runnin' shit in people's relationships (and that people are using FB to dump each other). An interesting social phenomenon to us.

But you don't do FB, so it's hard to explain. All we did was change our relationship status to "in a relationship" and linked to each other's pages.

Although now it says "It's Complicated"